Claire's has recalled some of their children's metal charm bracelets. The "Best Friends" bracelet jewelry sets poses a health risk due to high levels of cadmium and have been recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. On May 10, the CPSC announced a voluntary recall of all of the approximately 19,000 children's metal charm bracelets. Consumers should stop using the bracelets immediately.
As the Associated Press reports, "More recalls are in the works," U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman Scott Wolfson said. Recently, port inspectors have screened imports of jewelry for cadmium. Chinese jewelry containing cadmium was rejected and sent back.
Cadium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause serious health effects. No injuries have been reported so far. The bracelets which were made by Dae Yeon Industries Corporation in China, were sold at Claire's stores nationwide from February 2009 to January 2010 for around $12. Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelet to any Claire's for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Claire's toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.claires.com.
For the full text of the CPSC recall, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10227.html.
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Consumers can contact the CPSC by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx or to report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054.