March 2, 2006

Children’s Toy Jewelry Recalled Due to Aspiration Hazard

Name of Product: “Girl Favors” Children’s Toy Jewelry

Units: About 144,500 sets

Importer: MTC – Man’s Trading Company, of Brisbane, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry could break, releasing small beads that pose an aspiration hazard to young children.

Description: The jewelry includes various colored plastic bead bracelets, rings and necklaces on elastic strings. They were sold under the brand name “Girl Favors” and had the following item numbers and writing on the packaging:

PF-1531    4 Smiley Bead Bracelets
PF-1532    4 Clear Bead Necklaces
PF-1533    6 Clear Bead Bracelets & Rings
PF-1536    4 Power Bead Bracelets
PF-1541    3 Heart Necklaces
PF-1549    4 Ice Cube Bracelets

Sold at: Various dollar stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled items away from children immediately and discard them or return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact MTC-Man’s Trading Company at (800) 388-7228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or fax to them at (415) 468-7300. Consumers also can contact the company via email at [email protected], or on their Web site at