|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 1994
Release # 95-045
|CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC, Amscan Recalls Bracelet, Necklace
Party Favor Toys
Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Amscan Inc. of Harrison, N.Y., is voluntarily
recalling about 6,000 party favors bracelets (six in a pack), model number 39231, and
24,000 party favors necklaces (five in a pack), model number 39116.
CPSC testing found that the beads can come off the bracelets and necklaces, which could
result in young children inhaling the beads into their lungs. To date, neither Amscan nor
CPSC has received reports of accidents or injuries associated with the bracelets or
The six bracelets each have 10 red, yellow, purple, green, and orange shaped hearts that
are separated by 10 small white beads. The hearts and beads are strung together on a white
elastic cord, which makes the bracelets easy to slip on-and-off a young child's wrist. The
five necklaces each have two alternating colored beads, pink and white, green and yellow,
red and white, blue and red, and pink and green, which are strung together on a white
thread and are also easy for young children to slip on-and-off.
Amscan distributed the recalled bracelets, which sold for $3.00 per package, from January
1993 through August 1994. The recalled necklaces, which sold for $2.00 per package, were
distributed from January 1990 through November 1994. Both bracelets and necklaces were
sold nationwide at Party City, Party Fair, and Zam's stores.
Consumers can identify the plastic blister packages in which the bracelets were sold by
the labeling which reads, in part, "PARTY FAVORS, BABIOLES DE FETES, 6 Bracelets. . .
AMSCAN Harrison, NY 10528. . . Made in China." Consumers can identify the necklace
plastic blister packages which read, in part, "PARTY FAVORS, BABIOLES DE FETES, 5
NECKLACES-Colliers. . . AMSCAN Inc., . . . Made in China."
Consumers should take the bracelets and necklaces away from young children immediately and
return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers with any
questions can call Amscan Inc. at (800) 284-4333 for more information.
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.