Recall: Children's Portable CD and MP3 Players
On 2008-10-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's Portable CD and MP3 Players due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2007 for about $25.00 to $55.00.
About 8,000 units are involved in this Tween Brands mp3 player recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Electronics (Children's) category in 2008.
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What is the problem?
Surface coatings on these products could contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves a Ball and Heart Necklace with pink beads of varying sizes and a pink heart located in the center; a Portable CD Player with flowers and dots available in blue and pink; a pink MP3 Player with purple, green, blue, yellow, and red hearts; and a light blue MP3 Player with a picture of a monkey's face on the front.
These items were sold new+ at Limited Too and Justice retail stores nationwide, the Limited Too catazine (catalog), and on www.limitedtoo.com from May 2007 through August 2008. The Ball and Heart Necklace sold for about $8, the Portable CD Players sold for about $25, and the MP3 Players sold for about $55.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take these recalled products away from children and return them to any Limited Too or Justice store for a full refund and a coupon for a 15% discount off a future purchase.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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