February 23, 2006

Metal Charms Recalled for Lead Poisoning Hazard to Children

Name of Product: Art Accentz™ Changlz™ Metal Charms

Units: About 29,000

Importer: Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., of Spanish Fork, Utah.

Hazard: The recalled charms contain high levels of lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Description: The charms are small silver-colored metal shapes that include flowers, bugs, pumpkins, and picture frames. “Art Accentz,” “Changlz,” “Provo Craft,” and “For ages 3 and over” are printed on the charm’s packaging. The charms were sold as decorations for craft projects such as scrapbooks, home décor and jewelry making.

Sold at: Small craft and scrapbook retails outlets from April 2004 through July 2005, and at Pamida Stores from January 2005 through April 2005, for about $3.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the charms away from children and ensure any charms being used are not accessible to children. Call Provo Craft for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Provo Craft at (800) 955-9490 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.