Bracelet sets recalled for high lead levels
- February 15, 2008 4:01 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Tennessee-based Mission City Press is recalling about 11,000 bracelet sets because they contain high levels of lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The bracelets, sold under the product name A Life of Faith Charm Bracelet Sets, were sold in U.S. stores from October 2006 through November 2007 for about $15 US.
High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as can damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.
No adverse health effects have been reported.
The bracelets were manufactured in China.
Caregivers should take the bracelets away from children and return them to the retailer for a refund.
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