Action Products International has recalled about 18,500 shoelace and necklace children's charms. The clasp in the charm craft kits contains high levels of lead, which can cause adverse health effects if ingested by young children.
This recall involves "Super Dooper Charms" (item #63403) and "Shoelace Charms" (item #67310) children's charm craft kits. The craft kits contain components (i.e., charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces, backpacks, or used as zipper pulls. The item number can be found on the back of the package.
These charms were manufactured in China and sold at various retailers nationwide from July 2007 through April 2008 for about $17 for the "Super Dooper Charms" kit and $6 for the "Shoelace Charms" kit.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled kit away from children and contact Action Products International for instructions on returning it for a free replacement. For additional information, contact Action Products International at (800) 772-2846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.apii.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled charms, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08327.html