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Heart-shaped pendant and plastic plug bracelet

Starting date:
December 22, 2011
Posting date:
December 22, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002729

Updated January 13, 2012

Affected products

Heart-shaped pendant and plastic plug bracelet

Product description

This recall involves metallic heart-shaped pendants and plastic bracelets.

  • The pendants come with rhinestones on the edge in a variety of colours (pink, blue, purple, green etc.) and words on the front face such as "best friend", "peace", "princess", "dream", "truth" and "forever". Pendants may have been sold with or without a metallic necklace. The pendants can be identified by item number U9FA 241 and UPC 06136694241.
  • The plastic bracelets with removable plastic plugs are sold in a variety of shapes and designs. The band attaches with a metallic snap. The bracelets can be identified by item number U9FA 898, U9FA 896, and UPC 061366948986 and 061366948962.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled piece of jewellery contains lead in excess of the allowable limit.

Under the Children's Jewellery Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewellery items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 600 mg/kg total lead.

Lead is very toxic to children, even at low exposure levels. Children can ingest lead when they chew, suck, or swallow jewellery items containing lead which can cause damage to their bodies. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of lead include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or even death.

Neither Health Canada nor Toy Land Company has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this product.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's website: It's Your Health: Effects of Lead on Human Health.

Number sold

Approximately 432 units of the recalled pendants and 2,050 units of the recalled bracelets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2006 to 2011.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Toy Land Company
Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery 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 Toy Land Company at 1-604-876-5432 or toll-free at 1-800-668-6388.