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 Best Friends Charm Bracelet Sets

Starting date:
May 14, 2010
Posting date:
May 14, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Poisoning Hazard, Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Best Friends Charm Bracelet Sets

Product description

This recall involves the "Best Friends" Charm Bracelets that come in three charm bracelet sets. The charm bracelets are silver-coloured chains with metal pendants containing one of the words "Best", "Friends" or "Forever", and heart lock and key charms with different coloured stones.

Hazard identified

The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Claire's Stores Canada Corp. is voluntarily extending the original recall for these bracelets that was announced in the United States, to include product sold in Canada.

Neither Health Canada nor Claire's Stores Canada Corp. has received reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of these charm bracelets.

Number sold

Approximately 1,755 pieces of the recalled charm bracelets were sold at Claire's stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled charm bracelets were sold between February 2009 and January 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Claire's Boutiques Inc.
Hoffman Estates

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire's Stores Canada Corp. for a full refund or replacement product.

For more information, consumers may contact Claire's Stores Canada Corp. at 1-866-859-9281 between 9AM and 5PM ET Monday through Friday or visit Claire's website.