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Parragon Books Recalls Children's Necklaces

Parragon Books has recalled about 500,000 children's necklaces. The necklace charm may contain high levels of lead, which can cause adverse health effects if ingested by young children.

The recalled necklace has a silver-colored chain with a silver-colored charm consisting of a pair of ballet shoes and a bow. The necklace was provided with the purchase of a children's book entitled The Magical Ballet Slippers (alternatively titled Ballerina's Magical Shoes), ISBN 1405411449, published by Parragon Books, Ltd. UPC 9781405411448 is printed on the back of the book. Spanish version, Las zapatillas magicas de la bailarina ISBN 1405448385; UPC 9781405448383. French version, Les petits chaussons magiques ISBN 1405449527; UPC 9781405449526.

These necklaces were manufactured in China and sold at retail chains and independent bookstores nationwide from January 2003 through June 2008 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklaces away from children and contact Parragon for instructions on how to return the necklace and receive a free children's book. For more information, consumers can contact Parragon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free at (888) 480-2854, or visit the firm's Web site: www.parragonrecall.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled necklaces, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08326.html

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