Consumer product recall

CTG Brands Inc. recalls Various Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms

Starting date:
April 3, 2017
Posting date:
April 3, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Jewellery
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various CTG Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms

Product description

This recall involves various metallic Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms which are attached to an approximately 0.5 cm diameter metallic clasp. 

The following products are included in this recall:
Product Name Description Model Number
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Ballet Shoes Pink ballet shoes charm  with a metallic clasp 61321
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Happy Face Yellow happy face charm with a metallic clasp 61360
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Nurse's Cap White nurse cap with a red cross charm with a metallic clasp 61366
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Pink Baby Shoe Pink shoe charm with a metallic clasp 61379
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Red Heart Red heart charm with a metallic clasp 61340
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm Star Pink 5 point star charm with a metallic clasp 61317
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charm "#1 Teacher" Red apple charm inscribed with the words "#1 Teacher" with a metallic clasp 61369

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed 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 600 mg/kg total lead. Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead, 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, visit the Government of Canada's website Lead and Cadmium in Children's Jewellery.

As of March 28, 2017, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 30,201 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2004 to December 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



CTG Brands Inc.




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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 may contact CTG Brands by telephone at 1-905-761-3330, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

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.