High levels of lead found in children's jewelry-making kit

A company based in New Jersey is recalling children's jewelry-making kits after it was discovered that the products contained high levels of lead, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The recall includes about 175,000 Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations jewelry-making kits, according to manufacturer LaRose Industries. The kits were sold at multiple retailers nationwide, including Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and Kmart, from August 2015 through April 2016.

In a recall notice issued Thursday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the "slider bracelet" in the kits contains high levels of lead that could be toxic if ingested.

No injuries were reported. Authorities recommended that the recalled kits be taken away from children immediately.

LaRose Industries is offering refunds for the jewelry-making kits.

The products under recall include:

  • Shimmer N' Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine with UPC code  884920174504 printed on the box on the bottom of the "Gem Machine"
  • Shimmer N' Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets with UPC code 884920174849 printed on the box on the bottom of the "Gem Machine"
  • MyLook Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine with UPC code 884920466340 printed on the bottom of the "Gem Machine"