Event Update: 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. 21 additional products have been added to this recall.
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 January 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.
Recall - "Impulse! & Co." and "Party Princess" Jewellery: UPDATE - NEW PRODUCTS ADDED
The following recall notice is from HSW and is an UPDATE with 21 additional products being added to the recall: