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Metal Jewelry Sold by Family Dollar Stores Recalled



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Release #08-088

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Metal Jewelry Sold by Family Dollar Stores Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure to Children

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: Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics Assorted Metal Jewelry

Units: About 205,000

Manufacturer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled jewelry was sold under the Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics brands and includes key rings and pins with religious themes (crosses and fish symbols), key rings with "Mom" and cheerleader charms; bracelets with charms like handbags, flip flops, hearts, dresses, and flowers; silver-colored rings with designs or stones in a variety of colors; clutchless hoop earrings with decorations such as butterflies; and filigree and long drop earrings with stones in a variety of colors.

Sold at: Family Dollar stores nationwide from January 2003 through August 2007 for between $.50 and $2. A complete list of the recalled jewelry can be found at www.familydollar.com

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.familydollar.com

Note: The New York Attorney General provided information about one of these products to the Commission.

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