American Girl Crafts Jewelry Kits (June 2011)
A distributor is recalling about 75,000 American Girl Crafts Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kits sold at Michael's stores and other retailers because the coating on some beads has excessive lead. The kits were made in China and sold for about $8 from September 2009 through June 2011. Exposure to lead can cause permanent brain damage in children.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall June 7, 2011.
The EKSuccess Brands recall involves the Pearly Beads & Ribbon Bracelets kit distributed under the American Girl Crafts name with a SKU number of 30-585331. The SKU number is located on the back of the package in the lower right corner. (Click "view larger image" to see an example.) The kit contains 56 pieces. The beads in the jewelry kit are pink, blue, orange and white. Some pink beads have darker pink butterflies imprinted on them. The ribbons in the kit are orange, red, blue and purple.
Parents can contact EKSuccess Brands for a refund by calling 855-535-2099 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Fridays, or by visiting eksuccessbrands.com/aboutus/recall.