Recall: Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Recall of Metal Charm Bracelets

March 23, 2006
Alert #06-538

Lead Poisoning Hazard Prompts Recall of Metal Charm Bracelets

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Beaded Photo Charm Bracelet

Units: About 25,000

Importer: Oriental Trading Company Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Hazard: The recalled metal charm bracelets contain high levels of accessible lead, posing a serious risk of lead poisoning to young children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled charm bracelets consist of silver-colored metal beads. A silver-colored metal heart frame is attached to the bracelet.

Sold on: Oriental Trading Company's Web site from July 2004 through September 2005 for about $0.50 each.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled charm bracelets away from children and contact Oriental Trading Company to receive a refund or credit for the product. Oriental Trading Company is contacting consumers who purchased the bracelets.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Oriental Trading Company at (800) 723-6155 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Charm Bracelets