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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: (…)

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C3-1 Sleigh Crib – Cherry, Models WM1633 and WM1633-0
4-1 Bethany James Crib –Walnut and 2-1 Crib, Walnut, Models WM1676BC and WM1676BCR-DC
4-1 Crib – Manhattan Walnut, Models WM2163 and WM2163DC
3-1 Sleigh Crib (no castors), Model WM1633-0-DC
3-1 Convertible – Espresso, Model GP004B3EGR
3-1 Convertible – White, Model GP004B3WGR
Single – Espresso, Model GP006BCEGR
Single – White, Model GP006BCWGR
3-1 Convertible Crib – Natural, Model DA1615B3
3-1 (…)

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In March 2006, a tragic incident occurred which had a significant impact on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Jarnell Brown, a 4-year old boy from Minneapolis, Minn., swallowed a metal charm that was nearly pure lead. He sadly died four days later. Since 2004, our agency has conducted more than 50 recalls of more than 180 million units of metal jewelry because it contained a hazardous amount of lead. Since August 2009, it has been illegal to produce a piece of children’s (…)

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is moving swiftly to deal with the replacement of lead with cadmium in certain children’s products imported from China.

In a taped keynote speech to be delivered Tuesday to regulators at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative/Dialogue in Hong Kong, CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum warns against the use of heavy metals, (…)

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