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Manufacturer: Colossal Jewelry & Accessories Inc., of Maywood, N.J.
Hazard: The recalled jewelry contains 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 metal necklaces and bracelets have silver-colored charms. Some also have colored beads. "Awesome Boutique" or "Share the Love" is printed on some of the jewelry's packaging. The jewelry includes a necklace with a metal flower-shaped charm that hangs from a pink cord, a metal heart charm bracelet, a metal heart angel charm bracelet with colored beads, a metal bracelet with four heart charms and ruby-colored beads, necklaces with painted hearts that hang from a cord, and necklaces with tiny purses in various colors.
Sold at: Various discount and dollar stores nationwide from January 2005 through June 2007 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Colossal Jewelry & Accessories at (888) 808-5093 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the New York State Attorney General's Office.