Recall: Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

February 7, 2008
Release #08-187

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 249-7639
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Pendants and Candle Charms Recalled Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

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: Pendants and Candle Charms

Units: About 460,000

Importer: Benjamin International, of Middlebury, Conn.

Hazard: The recalled pendants and charms contain 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 pewter pendants were sold in eight collections of 12 pendants each. The pendant collections included Signs of the Zodiac, Runes, Ritual, Goddess, Chinese Zodiac, and Celtic Harmonies. The pendants were sold separately and on candles of various colors and scents.

Sold at: Gift shops nationwide from January 2002 through November 2007 for between $6 and $8 for the pendants and between $12 and $15 for the charms with candles.

Manufactured in: Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these pendants/charms and contact Benjamin International to receive a free replacement pendant/charm.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Benjamin International toll-free at (888) 249-7639 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s Web site at

Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection.

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