Children's jewelry pulled for lead poisoning hazard
- February 23, 2007 3:52 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Children's necklace and earring sets sold at Kmarts in the U.S. are being recalled because they have been found to contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.
The recall involves about 6,000 Kidsite jewelry sets, imported by Crimzon Rose Accessories.
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.
No associated injuries or incidents have been reported.
The products were sold at Kmart stores across the U.S. from October 2001 through December 2006 for about $5 each.
Consumers should return the jewelry to the retailer for a replacement.
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