Consumer product recall

16" Emoticon Necklace recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
April 25, 2019
Posting date:
April 25, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Jewellery
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-04-25


  • Product:
    16" Emoticon Necklace
  • Issue:
    The recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.
  • What to do:
    Immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and dispose of the product.

Affected products

16" Emoticon Necklace

Product description

This recall involves the 16" Emoticon Necklace collection of ball-chain necklaces featuring round pendants, each with an emoticon character as the main attraction.  The chain is approximately 16 inches (approximately 40 cm).

Item JN-EMONE, UPC 097138845658 and Batch 1921-04516 can be found on the back of the product packaging.

Hazard identified

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

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 90 mg/kg total lead.

Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

As of April 15, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure and cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada's website page Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

Number sold

Approximately 321 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2017 to April 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Bazaar & Novelty




Rhode Island Novelty

350 Commerce Drive

Fall River, MA




Superier Traders International Ltd.

Yiwu City,Zhejiang


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and dispose of the products.

For more information, consumers can contact Bazaar & Novelty by telephone toll-free at 1-800-565-6000, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.