EKSuccess recalls 75,000 American Girl jewelry kits due to paint standard violation

By on Jun 10, 2011 in Announcement, Health, United States Comments

American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads
& Ribbon Bracelets sample pack

Image Credit: CPSC.gov

EKSuccess, through US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced a voluntary recall of 75,000 American Girl jewelry kits due to the violation of paint standard.

As published at CPSC.gov on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, about 75,000 units of American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets jewelry kits are subject for recall.

According to the report, these jewelry kits were made in China and distributed by EKSuccess Brands, a division of Wilton Brands Inc., of Woodridge, Illinois.

Although there were no related incident reports, the surface coating on some of the beads were said to have been containing excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

American Girl Crafts Pearly
Beads back label

Image Credit: CPSC.gov

The affected products were sold at Michaels Stores and other retailers across the US from September 2009 through June 2011 for about $8 each, which contains 56 pieces for each package.

For easy identification, the recalled units has a SKU number of 30-585331, located on the back of the package in the lower right corner, as shown here in the photo.

The beads in the jewelry kit are blue, orange, pink and white; with some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them, while the ribbons in the kit are blue, orange, purple and red.

Potentially affected customers are being strongly advised to immediately stop using the recalled products, keep them away from the children and contact the company for a full refund.

For more information, the public is being advised to contact EKSuccess Brands toll-free at (855) 535-2099 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), Monday through Thursday; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) during Fridays; or visit the company’s official website at www.eksuccessbrands.com.

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