|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|August 13, 1991
|Release # 91-110
Western Novelty Co.
Recalls Butterfly Bracelets
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Western Novelty Company is voluntarily
recalling approximately 12,000 Butterfly Bracelets, model number P4136, because the
bracelets may break and release small parts that could be a choking or aspiration hazard
to young children.
The bracelets consist of yellow, orange, green and pink plastic butterflies about three
eights of one inch wide, strung together on an elastic string with a black bead between
The retail display box held over one hundred unwrapped bracelets and was labeled in part:
"Stretchable Bracelets, Made in Hong Kong."
The bracelets sold for approximately $.20 each. They were distributed through school and
church carnivals and in retail stores in Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, and Illinois.
These bracelets were imported from Hong Kong and distributed by Western Novelty Company
from July 1990 through February 1991.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to take these bracelets away from young children immediately and
return them to the store where purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers may
also return their bracelets to Western Novelty Company, 5670 Washington Street, Denver,
Colorado 80216 for a $.50 refund check. Consumers with questions about this recall may
contact Western Novelty Company at 1-800-521-5219.
The potentially hazardous bracelets were identified during a joint surveillance program
conducted between the CPSC and the U.S. Customs Service at the Port of Denver.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of
consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a
product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's
hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press
release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine
and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.