About 252,000 children's toy jewelry sets are being recalled due to high levels of lead.
The Tiny Tink and Friends Children's Toy Jewelry Sets were sold by Playmates Toys, of Costa Mesa, Calif.
The problem stems from a cylindrical metal connector on a charm that can contain levels of total lead in excess of 300 ppm, which is prohibited under federal law.
This recall involves charms sold with the Tiny Tink and Friends toy jewelry sets. The charm is attached to a cord using a metal ring and cylinder and included with the sets as a separate accessory that children can attach to the toy necklace, bracelet or key chain. The toy jewelry sets containing the charm accessory were sold in a variety of styles:
Item # UPC # Description74634 0 43377 74634 8 Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet74641 0 43377 74641 6 Tinker Bell's Lil' Tinker Bracelet74631 0 43377 74631 7 Rosetta's Rosebud Key Chain74632 0 43377 74632 4 Silvermist's Water Lily Necklace
Charms that have plastic tabs instead of metal rings and cylinders are not included in this recall.
They were setailers nationwide from November 2008 through November 2009 for between $6 and $8.
Consumers should immediately take the charm and cord away from children, discard the items, and contact Playmates Toys for a replacement charm accessory.
For additional information, contact Playmates toys at (888) 810-1133 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times