Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M-Branded Jewelry

Posted: 08/25/2016  browse the blog archive
Mars Retail Group Recalls M&M-Branded Jewelry

The Mars Retail Group has issued a recall on M&Ms-branded jewelry that were sold at M&Ms World Stores in New York; Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas; and Henderson, Nev. from May 2015 to June 2016.  The jewelry has found to contain high levels of lead, in excess of federal safety standards.

The recalled jewelry includes earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces featuring the M&Ms "M" logo as a charm or other feature.  Consumers are urged to stop using the jewelry immediately, place out of reach of children, and contact M&Ms World for a full refund.

Lead is a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.  Under Proposition 65, companies offering products for sale that contain lead must provide California consumers with a warning of the risks of exposure.

The Chanler Group represents citizen enforcers who, acting in the public interest, commence actions against businesses offering products for sale in California that contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm without first providing the health hazard warning required by Proposition 65. Citizen enforcers bringing Proposition 65 actions in the public interest may obtain a Court Judgment imposing civil penalties, an injunction requiring reformulation of products, and/or provision of health hazard warnings.