February 2, 2010—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets
Units: About 252,000
Importer: Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif.
Hazard: A cylindrical metal connector on a charm can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charm is attached to a cord using a metal ring and cylinder and included with the sets as a separate accessory that children can attach to the toy necklace, bracelet or key chain. The toy jewelry sets containing the charm accessory were sold in a variety of styles:
74634—0 43377 74634 8—Tinker Bell’s Lil’ Tinker Bracelet
74641—0 43377 74641 6—Tinker Bell’s Lil’ Tinker Bracelet
74631—0 43377 74631 7—Rosetta’s Rosebud Key Chain
74632—0 43377 74632 4—Silvermist’s Water Lily Necklace
Charms that have plastic tabs instead of metal rings and cylinders are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the charm and cord away from children, discard the items, and contact Playmates Toys for a replacement charm accessory.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.playmatestoys.com.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available here.
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State Attorney General of California.