WASHINGTON (AP) _ A California company is voluntarily recalling about 6 million children's personalized necklaces and zipper pulls that pose a serious risk of lead poisoning, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.
The painted metal jewelry contains high amounts of lead, which can be toxic if swallowed. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries associated with the Chinese-made jewelry sold by the Stravina Operating Co. of Chatsworth, Calif.
The recalled necklaces are silver-colored with individual names painted in a variety of colors attached to a 16-inch cord. The necklace packaging reads ``Personalized Necklace'' and ``Stravina.'' The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00039-7.
The recalled zipper pulls include nameplates similar to those on the necklaces but hang from a silver-colored metal clip designed to attach to backpacks, key rings or zippers. The packaging reads ``Personalized Zipper Pull,'' ``Great for Backpacks and Keyrings too'' and ``Stravina.'' The packaging is marked with UPC code 0-35203-00038-0.
The jewelry was sold through discount, party, grocery and drug stores from March 2002 through September. Retail prices varied between $2 and $4.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends immediately taking the jewelry away from children. Consumers who want a free replacement product can call Stravina at (800) 964-0029.