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2011-12-22

RECALL - Several Brands of NECKLACES Recalled For Excessive Lead and Cardimon

HSW is reporting several necklace recalls due to excessive lead:


Health Canada reports of a recall involving necklaces with strawberry pendant and a camera pendant by Ardene. These recalled pieces of jewellery contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. In addition, these items contain cadmium in excess of guidance for safe levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected item.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Recalled strawberry pendants were sold from October 2010 to December 2011 and the camera pendants were sold from August 2010 to December 2011.

Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately take the jewellery away from children and safely dispose of it.

Consumers may contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of the recalled product.

For additional information, consumers may call the company's toll free Customer Service Line at 1-866-322-4442 or visit the firm's Web site.
Health Canada reports of a recall involving Heart Locket Charms and Hockey Goalie Charms by John Bead.  These recalled pieces of jewellery contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. In addition, these items contain cadmium in excess of guidance for safe levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected item.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Recalled charms were sold mostly at craft stores in Canada from February 2006 to December 2011.

Corrective Action: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 John Bead Corporation Ltd. at 1-888-755-9055 (extension 25).
Health Canada reports of a recall involving various Dynamite brand long necklaces and pendants.  These recalled pieces of jewellery contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. In addition, these items contain cadmium in excess of guidance for safe levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected item.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Recalled items were sold at Dynamite and Chado stores from June 2, 2011 to December 16, 2011.

Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children. Customers can return the items to store for full refund with receipt, or full credit without the receipt.
Consumers are asked to contact their municipality for instructions on disposing items containing lead.

For more information, consumers may contact Customer Service, Groupe Dynamite, at 514-733-3962 ext:726.
Health Canada reports of a recall involving a Bizou brand necklace with a snake pendant. These recalled pieces of jewellery contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. In addition, these items contain cadmium in excess of guidance for safe levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected item.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Recalled items were in Canada  from June 2010 to December 2011.

Corrective Action:Consumers should immediately take the jewellery away from children and return them to the store where it was purchased for exchange or dispose of it. Consumers are asked to contact their municipality for instructions on disposing items containing lead.

For additional information, consumers may call the company's toll free Customer Service Line at 1-888-835-4958.
Health Canada reports of a recall involving various pieces of children's jewellery sold with the brand names "Impulse! & Co." and "Party Princess". These recalled pieces of jewellery contain lead in excess of the allowable limits. In addition, these items contain cadmium in excess of guidance for safe levels proposed recently by Health Canada.

See Product Details tab for specifics on the affected item.

Lead and cadmium are known to be very toxic metals, especially for children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. See Hazard Details tab for more information.

Recalled children's jewellery were sold at various stores across Canada from February 2005 to December 2011.

Corrective Action: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 Deejay Jewellery Inc. Customer Service at 1-888-382-4840, extension 217 or via email.

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