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February 21, 2001

IMT Accessories Recalls Barbie Sunglasses

Barbie sunglasses recalledNew York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - IMT Accessories said today it is recalling about 70,000 BarbieTM Sunglasses. The frames of the sunglasses can break, allowing the petroleum distillate and floating glitter to leak out. Petroleum distillates could be harmful to children's eyes and skin and could be fatal if ingested.

IMT Accessories has received one report of a six-year-old child who received chemical burns in her right eye as a result of petroleum distillates leaking from the sunglasses when she was playing. The recalled sunglasses have a pink tint to the eyeglasses, have floating glitter in the temple of the sunglasses, say "BarbieTM" and "MattelĀ®" on the left side of the earpiece, and say "China" on the right side.

The sunglasses, manufactured under license with MattelĀ®, were sold nationwide in Target, Walgreen's and Bradlee's, from June 1999 through August 2000 for about $6.

Consumers should stop children from wearing the sunglasses immediately. Return the sunglasses to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can call IMT Accessories toll-free at (800) 868-7870 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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