Hundreds of recalls have been issued or are pending on imported products from China and other countries in the globalized market.

Most of them get little media coverage.

Nationwide retailers have agreed to stop selling lead-laden children's jewelry that investigators have just been found on store shelves, according to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Most of the jewelry was made in China.

Several retailers have been fined $1000 in NY.

The recall will be announced by the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Big Lots Inc., Michaels Stores Inc., Family Dollar and dozens of other discount outlets have been selling the children's jewelry.

Cuomo praised the outlets for their quick action.

Family Dollar Stores is recalling Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics Assorted Children's Jewelry sold nationwide at Hobby Lobby stores from August 2007 to November 2007.

The recalled jewelry was sold under the Rachel Rose and Distinctly Basics brands and includes key rings and pins with religious themes (crosses and fish symbols), key rings with "Mom" and cheerleader charms; bracelets with charms like handbags, flip flops, hearts, dresses, and flowers; silver-colored rings with designs or stones in a variety of colors; clutchless hoop earrings with decorations such as butterflies; and filigree and long drop earrings with stones in a variety of colors.

Consumers should return the jewelry to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Family Dollar at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit More info at

Other recent recall products including Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces.

Pure Allure is recalling Crystal Innovations jewelry sold nationwide at Michaels stores from April 2006 to September 2007. The recalled metal jewelry contains high levels of lead.

La Femme NY Inc. is recalling Children's Necklace and Earring Sets sold nationwide from October 2005 to April 2007. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead.

Colossal Jewelry & Accessories is recalling Children's Metal Necklaces and Bracelets sold nationwide from January 2005 to June 2007. The recalled jewelry contains high levels of lead.

Cherrydale Fundraising is recalling Decorative Stretchable Aqua Bracelets sold nationwide from September 2003 to April 2007. The bracelets contain high levels of lead.

The Boppy Company is recalling Boppy® Slipcovers sold nationwide from July 2006 to September 2007. The zipper pull on the slipcovers can break, posing a choking hazard to young children. In addition, paint on the zippers contains excess levels of lead, which violates the federal lead paint standard.

Cooper Lighting Inc. is recalling Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights sold nationwide from January 2007 to October 2007. When the two prongs on the plug's electrical cord are touched simultaneously while lamps are installed, the light can pose an electric shock.

Baja Motorsports is recalling Youth ATVs sold nationwide from November 2004 to July 2007. These ATVs lack a tire pressure gauge and flag pole mounting bracket, which could pose a risk of injury to riders.

Description: The recalled youth ATVs include the Baja 90, Baja Wilderness 90 and Baja Wilderness 90u. The ATVs came in blue, green, red and camouflage and "Baja" is written on the side of each gas tank.

Paricon Inc. is recalling Snow and Sand Castle Kits sold nationwide by L.L. Bean from September 2007 to October 2007.The largest plastic castle block maker in the kit could crack at the handle during use, creating sharp edges that can pose a laceration hazard.

Discount School Supply is recalling Shaving Paint Brushes sold nationwide from May 2004 to August 2007. Surface paint on the brush handles can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Raymond Geddes & Co. is recalling Children's Pencil Pouches sold nationwide from September 1997 to October 2007. The paint on the pencil pouches' zipper pulls contains excessive levels of lead.