A New Jersey police department says a “belly ring” alarm was purchased in the state and could be fake, sparking a nationwide recall of thousands of rings that may have been sold to children.
The ring alarm is a simple device that alerts people when the device in the pocket of a person’s coat pocket has been removed.
Police in New Jersey said on Wednesday that a woman in her 60s told police a similar device was purchased a few years ago.
The ring alarm was bought on Jan. 12, and it was shipped from New Jersey, said Lt.
The alarm goes off when the coat pocket is removed and the wearer walks out of the house, said StoddARD.
A report of a suspicious package was forwarded to police and a suspicious item was found on Jan 13, according to a police department statement.
Police believe the package contained an alarm clock that was shipped to New Jersey in 2015 and was returned to New York.
Police have no other suspects in the case, the statement said.
Anyone with information about the suspicious package should contact police.