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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hirschberg Schutz & Co. Inc. Recall of Metal Charms

The charms are labeled under the brand "The Card Connection". Click on the title of this post to link to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of these scrapbook metal embellishments made by Hirschberg Schutz.

These metal charms have a high level content of lead and may be harmful to young children. Apparently a little girl was using a handmade necklace with a charm and placed it in her mouth and began displaying signs of neurological abnormalities which were traced back to the metal charm. These charms were sold at Michael's from 2002 to 2005.

I love this brand's embellishments. . .it's not harmful to adults but children may place these particular charms in their mouth and may cause neurological damage due to the lead content of these charms.

If you have little children at home, please check to see if you have these charms (pictures posted on the recall site) and throw them away or follow the US Consumer Product Safety Commission guideline to receive a refund.

Until later. . .

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