March 23, 2006
Metal Charm Bracelets
Name of Product: Beaded Photo Charm Bracelet
Units: About 25,000
Importer: Oriental Trading Company Inc., of Omaha, Neb.
Hazard: The recalled metal charm bracelets contain high levels of accessible lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning to young children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.
Description: The recalled charm bracelets consist of silver-colored metal beads. A silver-colored metal heart frame is attached to the bracelet.
Sold on: Oriental Trading Companyís Web site from July 2004 through September 2005 for about $0.50 each.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled charm bracelets away from children and contact Oriental Trading Company to receive a refund or credit for the product. Oriental Trading Company is contacting consumers who purchased the bracelets.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime, or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.orientaltrading.com/otcweb/application?namespace=help&origin=browseProductMain.jsp&event=link.subHelpOne&tabId=Home&helpDisplay=safetynews