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Simi™ Bracelet Charms and Necklace

Starting date:
May 3, 2010
Posting date:
May 3, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Poisoning Hazard, Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002289

Affected products

Simi™ Bracelet Charms and Necklace

Product description

This recall involves 12 types of bracelet charms and 1 charm necklace by Simi™ Accessories Corp. The item number and UPC can be found on the back of the packaging.
Name Description of charm UPC Item Number
I Love Hockey Charm Red heart and the phrase "I Love Hockey" printed on the charm 736788024029 BB-02402
Basketball Charm In the shape of a yellow basketball 736788022940 BB-02294
Beach Bag Charm In the shape of a purple beach bag with a red sun on it 736788024029 BB-02278
Butterfly Charm In the shape of a butterfly with green and blue wings 736788023398 BB-02339
Dress with Flip Flop Charm Red dress hung on a hanger and a red flip flop 736788024111 BB-02411
Frog Charm Green frog with a pink and yellow crown on its head 736788028858 BB-02285
Flip Flops Charm Pair of blue flip flops 736788022797 BB-02279
Heart Charm Silver-coloured heart with red gemstone on its left side 736788024104 BB-02410
Lipstick Charm Tube of red lipstick 736788022841 BB-02284
Purse with $ Charm Green purse with purple and blue polka dots; also has a pink dollar sign hanging from the purse 736788022834 BB-02283
Soda Bottle Charm Red bottle with stars and green gemstones 736788024050 BB-02405
Monkey with Umbrella Charm Brown monkey hanging from a multicoloured umbrella n/a n/a
Foot Charm Necklace Silver-coloured foot filled with dark green glaze; comes on a black corded necklace 3678804028 n/a

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the "I love Hockey" charm and the foot charm necklace have 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.

Simi™ Accessories Corp.is voluntarily recalling the other 11 charms.

Neither Health Canada nor Simi™ Accessories Corp. has received any reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of these products.

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

Number sold

An unknown number of the recalled products were sold.

Time period sold

The time period over which the recalled products were sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Simi Accessories Corp.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take these recalled bracelets and charm necklaces away from children, and dispose of them. Consumers are asked to contact their municipality for instructions on disposing items containing lead.

For more information, consumers may contact Simi™ Accessories Corp.at 1- 416-805-8419.