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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Cardinal Distributing Co., announced a voluntary recall of 900,000 children’s charm bracelets and necklaces. The paint on the jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested by small children, which can cause adverse health effects.

To date, there have been no injuries reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and discard them.

The jewelry was sold in vending machines at malls, discount department stores and grocery stores nationwide from January 2006 through April 2007.

Jewelry Description: The recalled necklaces have sports-themed pendants including blue or green basketballs, yellow stars, and Perfect 10. The pendants hang from a black cord. The bracelets include green or pink painted heart-shaped charms and silver-colored charms shaped as suns, moons, stars, padlocks, keys, rattles, and fishbones.

For more information, visit the CPSC Website.

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