Product Recall: Claire's Children's Necklaces

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Decor

Claire's Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling some of their Children's Necklaces. The necklaces have been found to contain high levels of lead. I'm beginning to think that if you have any children's jewelry, you should just return it. Stick with gold, baby!

These necklaces have metal pendants in various shapes, including monkeys, dolphins, and frogs holding colored marbles, a fleur de lis painted in various colors, a silver and black fairy, silver-colored letters "BFF" with rhinestones, and tiny handcuffs painted in various colors. Hang on, what was that? Handcuffs? Who would buy their kid a handcuff necklace? "Honey, look! I know how into bondage you are, so I got you this!" Or maybe the kids are buying these themselves -- "Look, mom, dad! They're tiny replicas of the cuffs they used when they took my boyfriend away! *sigh*"

The recalled jewelry was sold at Claire's retail stores across the country from December 2005 through December 2006. They cost between $5 and $11. Take these necklaces away from your kids and return it to any Claire's store for a full refund or a free replacement. For more information, contact Claire's Boutiques Inc. toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site.

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