Recalls American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kit Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard by EKSuccess Brands

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

The famous federal watchdog agency known as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the law firm named below, recently announced a voluntary recall of the following child consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.  This notice should be distributed to each parent of children who could be potential consumers of this specific product.

Name of product/brand: American Girl Crafts™ Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit

Units sold in U.S.: About 75,000

Name of the Distributor:  EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodbridge, Ill.

Specific Safety Hazard: The surface coating on some of the beads contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Incidents/Injuries reported by child consumers: None reported.

Description of this specific Recall Notice: This recall involves the Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. The kit contains 56 pieces. The beads in the jewelry kit are pink, blue, orange and white. Some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them. The ribbons in the kit are orange, red, blue and purple. 
Sold at: Michaels Stores and other retailers nationwide from September 2009 through June 2011 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Notice of the Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits and any finished bracelets made from the kits away from children and contact the company for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact EKSuccess Brands toll-free at (855) 535-2099 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Fridays or visit the firm's website at www.eksuccessbrands.com.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Please tell us about it by visiting: https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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