Consumer product recall

Be Teens Unicorn Jewellery recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits

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Summary

Product
Be Teens Unicorn Jewellery
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and contact the retailer for a refund.

Issue

The recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits, posing a chemical hazard.

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 and cadmium are highly toxic, especially to 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.

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.

As of July 19th, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and contact the retailer for a refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Red Planet Group by telephone at (514) 631-7740 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday, by email or visit the company website.

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 consumers 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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 150 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from August 2020 to March 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Jewellery
Companies

Importer

Red Planet Group

Lachine

Québec

CANADA

Manufacturer

Buki France

Paris

FRANCE

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73991