CPSC and Provo Craft & Novelty Inc. Announce Recall of 29,000 Metal Charms that Contain High Levels of Lead

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., of Spanish Fork, Utah, have announced the recall of about 29,000 Art Accentzâ„¢ Changlzâ„¢ Metal Charms because they contain high levels of lead that poses a serious risk of lead poisoning and adverse health effects to young children.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled charms were manufactured in China and sold at small craft and scrapbook retails outlets from April 2004 through July 2005, and at Pamida Stores from January 2005 through April 2005, for about $3.

Exposure to elevated levels of lead, a toxic heavy metal, can cause severe and permanent neurological damage to children. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported with the recalled charms.

The charms are small silver-colored metal shapes that include flowers, bugs, pumpkins, and picture frames. “Art Accentz,” “Changlz,” “Provo Craft,” and “For ages 3 and over” are printed on the charm’s packaging. They were sold as decorations for craft projects such as scrapbooks, home décor, and jewelry making.

Consumers should immediately take the charms away from children and ensure any charms being used are not accessible to children. Call Provo Craft for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Provo Craft at (800) 955-9490 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday.

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