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Children's Rings

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 balls.

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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