Pendant Recall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Dollar General stores are recalling about 80,000 heart-shaped pendants because of high lead content.

The Tennessee-based discount store chain agreed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to do a voluntary recall.

The pendants are silver-colored, ribbed on the front, hollow on the back and hang on a pink suede cord with a silver-colored clasp.

They sold for about a dollar at the chain's stores nationwide from May 2003 through last month.

Consumers should take these necklaces away from children immediately and return them to Dollar General stores for a refund.

The pendants pose a serious risk to children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and retardation.

Dollar General has set up a toll-free number, 800-678-9258 for consumers with questions. Information is also available at the company's Web site,

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