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Just In Time for Christmas, Jewelry and Toy Recalls Due to Lead

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Well, the stores haven’t even finished stocking the shelves with Christmas merchandise and the lead exposure recalls have begun. This time its jewelry from Claire’s, toy tv’s and musical xylophones.

Claire’s is recalling a children’s necklace called Best Friends Yin Yang Necklaces Sets. There are two separate necklaces with matching black and white yin and yang pendants.

OKK Trading is recalling a "Mini-televisor" toy, a battery operated plastic toy with a microphone. The toy is painted with a coating containing excess lead. It was sold only on line at www.okktoys.com and can be returned for a refund.

The last one is a small toy xylophone that also has excess lead in the coating. It was sold in several dollars stores throughout Texas.

It’s no surprise that all of the children’s products were imported from China. If parents want to stay on top of future recalls of toys, jewelry and even carseats and carriers, they can sign up for the Consumer Product Safety Commission Safety Alert. The alerts will be sent directly to your personal email address as soon as they are released. Keep your children safe and sign up now!