July 10, 1997
Release # 97-155
|CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192
CPSC, Creative Products Inc. Announce
Recall of Toy Jewelry Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Products Inc. of Skokie, Ill., is
voluntarily recalling about 28,000 toy jewelry sets. The necklaces and bracelets of two
different sets can break, releasing small beads. The earring clasps of a third set can
come off. Young children can choke on the earring clasps and inhale the beads into their
lungs which could lead to death.
CPSC and Creative Products Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these toy jewelry
sets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
There are three different jewelry assortments involved in this recall. One set contains a
16-inch brown bead necklace and 4 brown hair combs. The beads are grouped in threes and
are separated by black and white discs. Another set contains a brown 8-inch bead bracelet
that matches a brown 18-inch bead necklace. The beads are separated by bamboo- shaped
pieces. At the center of each necklace and bracelet are several black and brown
triangle-shaped ornaments. The third set contains earrings along with a matching multi-
colored 18-inch bead necklace and 6-inch bead bracelet. An orange sunburst ornament with a
face embossed in the center is attached to the yellow earring clasps, three sunbursts are
attached to the necklace, and one sunburst is attached to the bracelet.
Dollar-type and discount stores in the East, Midwest, and South sold the jewelry sets from
August 1995 through November 1995 for about $1.
Consumers should take the jewelry sets away from young children immediately and return
them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this
recall, consumers should call Creative Products Inc. at (800) 366-6686.
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