Government Recalls Toy Jewelry

August 2004
Convenience Store News;8/23/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p8
Trade Publication
The U.S. government issued a recall of the largest number of products ever when it announced on July 9 that 150 million toy bracelets, rings and necklaces that have been sold around the nation over the last 18 months would be removed by companies or should be discarded by parents because many of them contain dangerous amounts of lead. The recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission of the jewelry, which costs 25 cents to 75 cents and has been sold in 700,000 vending machines. The toy jewelry is made in India, and imported by four companies, namely, A.A. Global Industries of Cockeysville, Maryland, Brand Imports of Scottsdale, Arizona, Cardinal Distribution Co. of Baltimore and L.M. Becker of Kimberly, Wisconsin.


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