Twentieth Century Fox

Metal Charms Containing Lead Recalled

Metal Charms found in Shirley Temple DVDs and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, of Los Angeles, California have been found to contain high levels of lead. Lead is a toxic metal and can pose a serious health risk if ingested by young children.

The silver-colored charms were found in specially marked pink boxes which were included as a free giveaway in some Shirley Temple DVDs. The charms come in various shapes including animals, hats, treble clefs, and lollipops. The DVD boxes are marked with "Bonus Charm Bracelet Inside," or "Bonus Charm Inside." The DVDs were sold at retail stores, Web retailers, and direct mail from August 2005 through April 2006 for about $15 for single DVDs and about $30 for gift box collections of three DVDs.

The following DVDs include the recalled charms:
Curly Top
Little Miss Broadway
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 1 (with above three titles)
Baby Take a Bow
Bright Eyes
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 2 (with above three titles)
The Little Colonel
The Littlest Rebel
Shirley Temple Collection Vol. 3 (with above three titles)

Approximately 730,000 metal charms have been [recalled] by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Consumers are advised to stop using recalled products immediately and to contact the Fox Home Entertainment toll-free at (877) 541-2229 or visit the firm's Web site (above).

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