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A Message to Our Consumers:

Dear Fox DVD Consumer,

On May 5, 2006, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) began a voluntary recall of approximately 750,000 charms that were manufactured in China and distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning in August, 2005. These silver-colored charms were a "Gift with Purchase" to consumers and included inside the DVD box of certain Shirley Temple movies. These specific DVDs were packaged in distinctive pink boxes, which had stickers showing the charm that was inside the box.

Once TCFHE learned of the hazard posed by the charms, the company immediately contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to effect this voluntary recall. We are extremely grateful that there are no injuries reported relating to these charms.

As part of this recall, TCFHE is working cooperatively with regulators and officials in the United States and Canada to reach consumers through a variety of means including news releases, media reports, toll-free telephone lines, web sites, in-store posters, and direct contact. The company has alerted its retailers, to make sure they are aware of the recall and the appropriate recall procedures.

We thank our customers and our consumers for their patience and support during this voluntary recall. Please know that we remain committed to ensuring the safety and quality of all of our products.

You can access information and color photos of the recalled products on the CPSC web site at or click through below for more detailed information.

     News  from CPSC

                U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs                                                                                       Washington, D.C. 20207

For Immediate Release                                             Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 541-2229        

May 5, 2006                                                               CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Release #06-156                                                        CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

                                                                                    Firm’s Media Contact: Steve Feldstein

                                                                                                                           (310) 369-5369


Metal Charms Sold with Twentieth Century Fox DVDs Recalled for Toxic Lead Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at


Name of Product: Metal Charms (enclosed with certain DVDs)

Units:  About 730,000

Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The recalled charms contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models:  The recalled silver-colored metal charms were included as a free giveaway in certain Shirley Temple movie DVDs in specially marked pink boxes. Some DVD boxes contain only charms. Others contain charm bracelets with charms. The charms come in various shapes including animals, hats, treble clefs, and lollipops. The DVD boxes are marked with “Bonus Charm Bracelet Inside,” or “Bonus Charm Inside.” Charms sold with the following DVD titles are included in this recall.


                                     DVD Titles

Curly Top


Little Miss Broadway

Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 1 (with above three titles)

Baby Take a Bow

Bright Eyes

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Shirley  Temple Collection Vol. 2 (with above three titles)


The Little Colonel

The Littlest Rebel

Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 3 (with above three titles)


Sold at: Retail stores that sell DVDs, by Web retailers, and direct mail from August 2005 through April 2006 for about $15 for single DVDs and about $30 for gift box collections of three DVDs.

Manufactured in: China 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled charms away from children and contact the firm for information on how to return the charms only, and to receive a free DVD. 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fox Home Entertainment toll-free at (877) 541-2229 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm’s Web site at








The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually.  The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.


To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC’s Web site at Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC’s Web site at


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