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Tween Brands Recalls 12,000 Children's Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players

Tween Brands has recalled about 12,000 Children's Ball and Heart Necklaces, CD and MP3 Players. Surface coatings on these products could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

This recall involves a Ball and Heart Necklace with pink beads of varying sizes and a pink heart located in the center; a Portable CD Player with flowers and dots available in blue and pink; a pink MP3 Player with purple, green, blue, yellow, and red hearts; and a light blue MP3 Player with a picture of a monkey's face on the front. The products were made in China and sold at Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catazine (catalog), and on from May 2007 through August 2008. The Ball and Heart Necklace sold for about $8, the Portable CD Players sold for about $25, and the MP3 Players sold for about $55.

Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Limited Too or Justice store for a full refund and a coupon for a 15% discount off a future purchase. For additional information, call Tween Brands at (800) 934-4497 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web sites at and

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