Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/3/07 Children's Bracelets & Metal Key Chains

1. A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets Due to Lead
Poisoning Hazard
2. Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General for Lead
Poisoning Hazard

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2007
Release #07-144

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 638-6000
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

A&A Global Industries Recalls Children's Bracelets Due to Lead Poisoning
Hazard

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 "Groovy Grabber" Bracelets

Units: About 4 million

Manufacturer: A&A Global Industries, of Cockeysville, Md.

Hazard: The paint on the metallic band beneath the decorative cover
contains 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 bracelets are made of flexible metal bands
wrapped in decorative plastic covers. The bracelets come in various
colors and designs, including smiley faces, Chinese symbols, dogs, cats,
aliens, checker boards, and flames.

Sold in: Vending machines located in malls, discount, department and
grocery stores nationwide from November 2005 through March 2007 for 25
cents.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away
from children and discard them.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact A&A Global
Industries at (800) 638-6000 ext. 314 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at
www.aaglobalind.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07144.html

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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2007
Release #07-145

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 678-9258
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Various Metal Key Chains Recalled by Dollar General for Lead Poisoning
Hazard

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: Metal Key Chains

Units: About 396,000

Importer: Dollar General Merchandising, Inc., of Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Hazard: The key chains contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if
ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of metal key chains
including a flip flop design, dangling charms and a letter. The flip
flop charms were sold in purple, yellow and aqua blue and have a flower
at the top. Charms on the dangling-style key chain include a cross,
flower, shamrock, and a heart that hangs from a short silver chain. The
letter-style key chain is a silver metal letter in the English alphabet.
The words "KeyChain" and "Dollar General $1.25" are printed on the front
of the packaging for each style.

Sold at: Dollar General stores nationwide from December 2005 through
January 2007 for $1.25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these key chains away from
young children and return them to the store where purchased for a refund
or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar General
Corp. at (800) 678-9258 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07145.html


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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or
visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email
subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can
obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.

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