Many of you may be familiar with Spencer Gifts, the novelty store that sells gag gifts, funny cards and books, and children’s toys (some for the adults, too). Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Spencer’s announced a voluntary recall of the Skull and Crossbones Necklace that has eleven pieces of rhinestones on its forehead and one rhinestone on both ends of the crossbones. Over eight thousand necklaces were recalled due to high levels of lead; lead can be toxic when ingested and can cause very serious health issues. The necklaces were sold at Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween stores from November 2006 to December 2008 for around ten dollars.

If your child has one of the skull and crossbones necklaces, please confiscate it immediately. For additional information, please call Spencer Gifts at 1.800.321.2497 or visit the stores’ websites at www.spencersonline.com or www.spirithalloween.com.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by a defective product in the Columbus area or anywhere in Ohio, please contact product liability attorney Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., L.P.A. today to schedule a confidential consultation.