Decorative beads on gift sets prompt recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers a plastic bead attached to Tween Brands gift sets exceed safe lead levels.

The CPSC said Thursday the recall affects the following gift sets sold under the Sparkle by Too line:

  • Three-pack lip gloss wristlet, style No. 2014.
  • Four-pack body spray, style No. 2017.
  • Three-piece bath set, style No. 2018.

High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as well as damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. Lead poisoning can also cause seizures or death.
No adverse health effects associated with any of the products have been reported.

About 4,000 gift sets were sold through Limited Too's retail stores, catalogue and website from April 2007 through September 2007. The sets were priced between $11 and $13 US.

Consumers should remove the decorative beat attachment on the packaging and return it to the store for a voucher.

Recall notice

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