Children’s Necklaces Recalled Due to High Levels of Cadmium


"Princess and the Frog" crown necklace Princess and the Frog necklace

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, importer FAF Inc. is recalling 55,000 children’s metal necklaces that were sold at Walmart from November 2009 through January 2010 for $5.

The recalled jewelry is shaped as a metal crown or frog pendant on a metal link chain necklace in a crown-hinged box, and were sold with the words “The Princess and the Frog” on the packaging. The model numbers and UPC codes on the packaging are as follows:

  • Crown: Model # 4616-4191, UPC # 72783367144
  • Frog: Model # 4616-4190, UPC # 72783367147

Earlier this month, Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum urged parents, grandparents and caregivers to take cheap metal jewelry away from children who will swallow, suck or chew on it. Parents can throw any other cheap metal jewelry away in the regular trash.

This recall is part of CPSC’s continuous work to remove hazardous products through the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.

Parents who have concerns about children swallowing these products are advised to consult with their pediatricians. For more information on cadmium and its health effects, The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry has a Q&A available online.

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