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