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: Children's Turquoise Rings
Units: About 300,000
Importer: Cardinal Distributing Co. Inc., of Baltimore, Md.
Hazard: The recalled rings contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if
ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The silver-colored rings have a round turquoise-colored
stone on top. The stone is surrounded by a band of small silver-colored
Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and
grocery stores in the Baltimore, Maryland area from August 2002 through
April 2007 for 25 cents.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled rings away from
children and throw them away.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Cardinal Distributing
at (800) 368-2062 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
visit the firm's Web site.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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