Recalls and alerts more than 4 years old are automatically archived. While this information can still be accessed in the database, it has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.

Charm Bracelet

Starting date:
May 1, 2009
Posting date:
May 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001998

Affected products

Charm Bracelet

Product description

This recall involves a silver-coloured charm bracelet with multicoloured moon and dolphin charms, sold under the brand name "Melody".

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the clasp and charms on the recalled bracelet contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Health Canada has not received any reports of illness or incidents related to the use of the recalled bracelets.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

Number sold

Approximately 50 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2008 to February 2009.

Companies

Importer
Butterfly Fashions Trading
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)


What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and dispose of them in regular household garbage.