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455,000 Costume Jewelry Sets Recalled

September 22,2005
Dollar General Corp. has recalled 455,000 costume jewelry sets. The jewelry contains high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested.

The recalled sets include a necklace and a pair of earrings in various designs. The flower set features a floral design in four colors: yellow, orange, pink, and purple. A purse set includes a dangling purse charm that comes in black, red, blue, orange, pink, or purple. The corded swirl set features a twisted metal swirl pattern hanging from a black, blue, or purple cord. The faux amber set includes a large faux amber gem cut into a heart or cross shape. A five-strand beaded set were sold in orange, purple, blue, and multi-color. All sets were sold at Dollar General stores nationwide for between $1 and $3.

The sets can be returned to Dollar General stores for a refund. For more information, call (800) 678-9258 between 9 A.M. and 6 P.M. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Miss an alert?
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