November 30, 2005

Six million units of children’s jewelry recalled

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 6 million children's metal
necklaces and zipper pulls from Stravina Operating Co. are
being recalled because of a lead poisoning risk, the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.

There have been no incidents or injuries reported with the
products, but the jewelry contains high levels of accessible
lead, the commission said.

Lead is toxic if ingested by children and can cause ill
health effects.

The recalled necklaces are silver-colored with nameplates
that hang from a 16-inch black cord. The packages are marked
"Personalized Necklace" and "Stravina" with a UPC Code of

The recalled zipper pulls are silver-colored with
individual names that come in various colors. The products'
packaging contains the words "Personalized Zipper Pull," "Great
for Backpacks and Keyrings too!" and "Stravina," with UPC Code

The products were sold from March 2002 to September 2005 at
discount, toy, party, grocery and drugs stores for between $2
and $4.

Consumers should take the jewelry away from children and
contact Stravina for a free replacement product at (800)