Units: About 39,000 (firm previously recalled 12,000 key chains in April 2008).
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Importer: FGX International Inc., of Smithfield, R.I.
Hazard: The charms on the key chain can contain high levels of lead, which is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no injuries reported with the additional key chains included in this recall. The Illinois Attorney General informed Wal-Mart and CPSC in April that the previously recalled key chain was found in the home of a 9-month-old child who was discovered to have high blood levels of lead. The child was observed mouthing this key chain.
Description: The recalled key chains have several charms including a button, clover, leaf, and heart. The charms hang from a silver-colored chain. The words “Hip charm” and the following UPC numbers are printed on the products packaging: 03156811032, 03156811029, 03156811019, 03156811016, 03156811018, 03156811028, and 03156811030.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from April 2005 through June 2008 for between $ .50 and $6.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should not allow children to handle the key chain and return it to any Wal-Mart store for a full refund.
Source: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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