February 21, 2001IMT Accessories Recalls Barbie
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
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
"Mattel®" on the left side of the earpiece, and say "China" on the
The sunglasses, manufactured under license with Mattel®, 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
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