Recall: Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2010
Release #10-297
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 934-4497
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Tween Brands Recalls Children's Metal Jewelry Due to High Levels of Cadmium

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Metal Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings

Units: About 137,000

Importer/Distributor: Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio

Hazard: The children's metal jewelry contains high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves 19 different styles of children's metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Styles and shapes of the jewelry include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelry contains the words "Best," "Friends" or "Forever" and/or "BFF." Only style numbers listed below are included in this recall. The style number is included on the jewelry's packaging.

Style Photo Style Photo
Justice Butterfly
Earrings
Style #5837
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (White)
Style #5469
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Dark Pink)
Style #5814
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Light Pink)
Style #5758
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Brown)
Style #5467
Justice Cupcake
Earrings (Light Blue)
Style #5759


Style Photo
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #3609
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #5778
Justice "BFF"
Bracelet
Style #5782


Style Photo Style Photo
Justice Heart Lock
Necklace
Style #6905
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Light Blue)
Style #6928
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Royal Blue)
Style #6936
Justice Cupcake Necklace (Light Pink)
Style #6927
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (White)
Style #6929
Justice "BFF"
Necklace
Style #6904
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Dark Pink)
Style #6937
Justice Heart
Necklace
Style #6907
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Light Blue)
Style #6928
Justice Crown
Necklace
Style #6908
Justice Peace Sign
Necklace
Style #6912
Justice Cupcake
Necklace (Light Pink)
Style #6927




Sold at: Justice and Limited Too stores and online at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008 through February 2010 for between $7 and $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.shopjustice.com