NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 321-2497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces Recalled By Spencer Gifts Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces
Units: About 8,400
Importer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Hazard: The skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves a necklace with a “skull-and-crossbones” symbol and a metal clasp. The skull has eleven pieces of rhinestones on its forehead and one rhinestone on both ends of the crossbones.
Sold at: Spirit Halloween and Spencer Gift stores nationwide from November 2006 to December 2008 for between $8 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Spencer Gifts for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Spencer Gifts toll-free at (800) 321-2497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.spencersonline.com or www.spirithalloween.com
Originally Posted on: 1/30/2009