News from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Information and Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20207
For Immediate Release Firms Recall
Hotline: (877) 541-2229
May 5, 2006 CPSC
Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #06-156 CPSC
Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Media Contact: Steve Feldstein
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 CPSCs Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)
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
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
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.
Collection Vol. 1 (with above three titles)
Baby Take a
Temple Collection Vol. 2 (with above three titles)
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.
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.
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 firms Web site at www.dvdcharmrecall.com.
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 agencys 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 CPSCs 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.
report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSCs hotline at
(800) 638-2772 or CPSCs teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSCs Web
site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html.
Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSCs Web site at www.cpsc.gov.