Children's necklaces recalled for lead poisoning hazard
- January 18, 2007 4:20 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
The U.S. Toy Company is recalling about 113,800 of its children's butterfly necklaces because they contain high levels of the lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Children absorb lead more easily than adults and are therefore more vulnerable to poisoning. Exposure to high levels of lead can cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or death. Symptoms include anemia, appetite loss, abdominal pain, constipation, fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability and headache.
The butterfly-shaped pendants, which hang off a black cord, were sold at U.S. Toy stores and online from August 2006 through December 2006 for about $5 US per dozen.
The recall involves pendants packaged in blue cardboard, marked with the item number JA298.
Consumers should take the jewelry away from children and contact the company for a replacement product.
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