September 10, 2003CPSC, L.M. Becker & Co. Inc. Announce
Recall of Toy Necklaces
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Toy Necklaces
Units: 1.4 million
Manufacturer: L.M. Becker & Co. Inc., of Kimberly, Wis.
Hazard: The necklace's pendant contains high levels of lead, posing a risk
of poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received one report of a child who swallowed
the necklace's pendant, which reportedly resulted in high lead levels in her
Description: The necklaces consist of a 10-inch black cord with a 7/8-
inch-diameter gray metal pendant. The metal pendant has assorted symbols on
Sold from: Vending machines in malls, discount department and grocery stores
nationwide from March 2002 through April 2003 for about 50 cents.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should contact the company for instructions on how to get
Consumer Contact: Call L.M. Becker & Co. Inc. at (888) 869-6569 between 8:30
and 4:30 CT Monday through Friday.