Walmart has recalled Charm Key Chains due to possible 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:
"Hip Charm" Key Chains
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, R.I.
The charms on the key chain can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.
The Illinois Attorney General informed Wal-Mart and CPSC on April 16, 2008, that the key chain was found in the home of a 9-month-old child who was discovered to have high blood-levels of lead. The child was observed mouthing this key chain.
The recalled key chain has several charms including a button, clover, leaf, heart and a sand dollar. The charms hang from a silver-colored chain. The words ďHip charmĒ and UPC (#31568 11017) are printed on the productís packaging.
Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2005 through April 2008 for about $6.
Consumers should not allow children to handle the key chain and return it to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
For further information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at www.walmartstores.com