A 4-year-old Minnesota girl swallowed a piece of a bracelet and died of lead poisoning. That's why Reebok is recalling 300,000 silver colored heart shaped charm bracelets that contain lead. Dr. Zack Spigelman says, "Once it's in the body, it can block several enzymes and cause neurological toxicity, convulsions, abdominal pain and unfortunately, it mimics many other diseases which makes it difficult for doctors to quickly diagnose." Reebok gave the bracelet as a free gift with the purchase of children's footwear. The promotion was from May 2004 through March 2006. For more information, call Reebok toll free at 1-800-994-6260 or ( click here ).
580,000 pieces of jewelry sold at Dollar Tree stores are also being recalled because of lead. Necklaces and rings with special mood effects, glow in the dark and u-v may contain high levels of lead. The back of the packages say Mannix with the number SKU 815485. The rings are silver in color, adjustable, and have one of a variety of designs with a toy gem in the center. The necklaces have a black string with silver colored clasps and a silver charm with a gem in the center. They were sold from September 2003 through February 2006 for $1. Consumers should return the recalled jewelry to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information call 1-800-876-8077 or ( click here ).
It's lead paint that's prompting a recall of Glowin' Dino and Doggy Animal flashlights. The flashlights make animal sounds when turned on. Only flashlights with the following date codes are in included in the recall: LC5H161, LC5H291, LC5I031, LC5I091, LC5I131, LC5J061, LC5J231, and LC5J311. The date codes are found on the bottom of the flashlights. Units that do not contain these codes or other animal flashlight characters made by the Little Tikes Co. are not included in this recall. Also, units that have an R at the end of the date code are not included in the recall. The flashlights were sold at Target from November through December 2005 for about $10. Call Little Tikes toll free at 866-765-6729 for a refund or ( click here ).
The Anthony Thomas Candy Company is recalling packages of filled Easter egg candies. The candies may contain undeclared egg whites and food colorings yellow five and six. Those products could cause allergic reactions in some people. The company is recalling six and 12 ounce packages of the candy eggs filled with coconut cream, peanut butter, butter cream, fruit and nut, chocolate fudge, chocolate fudge pecan, and maple walnut fudge. They bear the production code numbers 6027 through 6083. The candies were sold in a cardboard package with a clear cellophane top. They were distributed through retail stores between January 27th and March 27th in Texas and 13 other states. Customers who bought the candies can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the company at 1-877-226-3921.
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March Recall Round-Up: Part 1
It's a super-size edition of Recall Round-Up this month. So we're bringing you one installment this week and the second next Monday night. NewsChannel 11's Sharon Maines brings you part one in Safety Solutions.