Essco Safety Check played a small role in this recall; we initially assisted the Associated Press with data and information from over two years of testing consumer products using our XRF analyzers. Our data, along with data from HealthStuff.org lead the AP to do an investigation about cadmium in children’s jewelry. That investigation has lead to this recall.
Today, January 29, 2010, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of children’s metal necklaces. In corporation with F.A.F. of Greenville, R.I. about 55,000 units were recalled.
The products recalled are shaped as a frog pendant or metal crown on a metal chain necklace. The model #’s are 4616-4187 & 4616-4190 with UPC #’s 72783367144 & 72783367147
These items were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart retail stores nationwide from November 2009 through January 2010 for approximately $5.
It is recommended that consumer immediately remove these recalled items from children. Please take all the recalled jewelry to any Wal-Mart retail store for a full refund or a free replacement product.
For those of you who wish to further contact F.A.F or additional information, please call F.A.F Inc at 1-800-949-3311 between 8 am and 4:30 pm ET Monday – Friday or visit www.faf.com