The charms are intended for use by adults for scrapbooking or card-making. They are called "Card Connections for Charming Thoughts" and were sold in green and white packaging at several stores including Michaels. The U.S. Product Safety Commission says even though the charms are intended for use by adults, they can easily fall into the hands of children.
The Commission says the metal charms were sold at Michaels from July 2002 until February 2005.
The manufacturer, Hirschberg Schutz and Company Inc., says four of the charms were found to have high levels of lead. They decided to pull the entire line. The recall follows reports of a six-year-old girl who puts the charms in her mouth and developed high levels of lead in her blood.
Lead poisoning can lead to numerous problems especially in children. It can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
A safety warning has been issued and the manufacturer is giving full refunds for the products. You can return the charms to any Michaels Arts and Crafts store, or you can call 1-800-873-5506 for more information.
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