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Monday, March 20, 2006

RECALL ALERT - Children's Toy Jewelry / Party Favors

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2006
Release #06-103 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 388-7228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children’s Toy Jewelry Recalled Due to Aspiration HazardWASHINGTON, 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: “Girl Favors” Children’s Toy Jewelry

Units: About 144,500 sets

Importer: MTC – Man’s Trading Company, of Brisbane, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled jewelry could break, releasing small beads that pose an aspiration hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The jewelry includes various colored plastic bead bracelets, rings and necklaces on elastic strings. They were sold under the brand name “Girl Favors” and had the following item numbers and writing on the packaging:

   Product PF-1531    4 Smiley Bead Bracelets PF-1532    4 Clear Bead Necklaces PF-1533    6 Clear Bead Bracelets & Rings PF-1536    4 Power Bead Bracelets PF-1541    3 Heart Necklaces PF-1549    4 Ice Cube Bracelets

Sold at: Various dollar stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2005 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these recalled items away from children immediately and discard them or return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact MTC-Man’s Trading Company at (800) 388-7228 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or fax to them at (415) 468-7300. Consumers also can contact the company via email at mtcmans@aol.com, or on their Web site at www.mtcmans.com

Picture of Recalled Toy Jewelry


Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.asp. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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