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Children's Metal Jewelry

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: Essentials for Kids Jewelry Sets

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Future Industries, of Cliffwood Beach, N.J.

Hazard: The recalled metal jewelry sets 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 recalled jewelry sets include a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings made of green, blue or pink plastic beads. The necklaces have painted metallic pendants in the shape of shoes, girls, blackboards with "ABCD," or school buses. The other recalled jewelry sets include a necklace and seven pendants, one for each day of the week. The pendants are shaped as sandals, purses or butterflies. "Essentials for kids" is printed on the packaging.

Sold at: Gift stores, dollar stores, and small discount stores nationwide from August 2005 through April 2007 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children. Return it to the store where purchased for a full refund, or contact Future Industries for information on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Future Industries at (800) 929-0006 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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