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“Beedazzled” Plastic Charm Bracelets

Starting date:
April 28, 2010
Posting date:
April 28, 2010
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-500002285

Affected products

"Beedazzled" Plastic Charm Bracelets

Product description

This recall involves plastic charm bracelets sold in a clear plastic bag under the brand name "Beedazzled" by Art Craft Company Inc. The brown plastic bracelets come with charms in the shape of a basketball, soccer ball and a pink flower. The bracelets can be identified by the UPC 065203012113.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled bracelet contains lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is very toxic to children even at low exposure levels. Children can ingest harmful amounts of lead when they chew, suck or swallow jewellery items containing lead.

Neither Art Craft Company Inc. nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these pendants.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Healthy Canadians' Reduce your exposure to lead.

Number sold

Approximately 5,205 of the recalled charm bracelets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2007 to August 2008.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
ArtCraft Company Inc.
Concord
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and contact Art Craft Company Inc. for instructions on how to return the product for an exchange.

For more information, consumers may contact Art Craft Company Inc. at 1-888-215-9948, or return product by mail to this address:

Artcraft Company Inc.
309 Pennsylvania Ave
Concord, Ontario L4K 5R9