Mar 24 - Reebok Recalls Bracelets Blamed for Lead Poisoning

Reuters reported Thursday the sporting goods giant Reebok is doing a massive recall on charm bracelets that contain a deadly concentration of lead. The article also reports that Dollar Tree, a popular dollar store chain, is preemptively recalling jewelry sold in their stores for similar reasons.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Reebok International said on Thursday it is likely to conduct a global recall of certain promotional bracelets after a child in the United States died of lead poisoning after reportedly swallowing one.

The sporting good company and the Top of Form Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the U.S. recall of 300,000 of the eight-inch-long metal bracelets that have a heart-shaped charm with the name "Reebok" engraved on one side.

They were distributed in the United States as gifts with the purchase of various styles of children's footwear sold nationwide from May 2004 through March 2006 for between $33 and $50.

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