Toy jewelry kits being recalled for high levels of lead

WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – Toy jewelry kits are being recalled for containing high levels of lead.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves two models of LaRoses Jewelz Gem Creations jewelry making kit and one refill product.

The UPC code is printed on the outside of the product box and on the bottom of the “Gem Machine.”

Product Name Item# – UPC Code Purpose Sold at
Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine UPC #884920174504 Jewelry Making Kit Retailers, including Kmart, Toys R Us and Walmart
Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets UPC #884920174849 Refill Components for the Jewelry Making Kit Retailers, including Toys R Us and Walmart
My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine UPC #884920466340 Jewelry Making Kit Target

About 175,000 products are affected by the recall.

Officials say lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers with the affected products should take the product away from children and contact LaRose for instructions to receive a full refund.

The models are sold at Kmart, Toys “R” Us, Walmart and other retailers from August 2015 to April 2016.

LaRose Industries can be reached at (855)-345-4693 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, email at recall@laroseindustries.com or online at www.laroseindustries.com.

STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON FEDERAL RECALL OF TOYS FOUND BY HIS OFFICE TO CONTAIN HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD

“I applaud the Consumer Product Safety Commission for issuing a national recall of the Cra-Z-Art products containing high lead levels that my office found on store shelves in New York.  Manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers all have a responsibility to ensure that products intended for use by children are safe.  My office’s findings are symptomatic of a potentially larger problem with imported children’s products that still remains to be addressed.  For this reason, my office will continue its investigation into how these products breached the safety net that is supposed to protect our kids from exposure to unsafe levels of lead and other dangerous substances.  No parents should have to worry that a toy they buy will poison their child.”

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