Choking Hazard Prompts Children’s Jewelry Recall

Children’s “Chelsea’s” Necklace and Bracelet Sets have been recalled because they pose a choking hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the defective children’s jewelry was sold in retail stores and wholesalers nationwide from April 1999 through April 2009 for about $4.

This recall involves two models of “Chelsea’s” Necklace and Bracelet Set. These two models are “Crayon” and the “Shiny Heart” Necklace and Bracelet Set. The jewelry sets were manufactured in China for D&D Distributing-Wholesale Inc., of Tacoma, Wash.

Both models have yellow, blue, red, green, purple, and pink crayons or hearts connected by elastic string. Each set has one necklace and one bracelet. The recall involves 29,000 sets.

According to the recall notice, small parts can detach from the necklace and bracelet when the elastic string breaks, posing a choking hazard to young children. No injuries have been reported so far.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled necklace and bracelet set away from children and contact D&D Distributing-Wholesale to exchange or refund the product. For additional information, contact D&D Distributing-Wholesale toll-free at (800) 262-9435 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at

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