CTG Kool Charmz Links with Various Charms recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits
- Starting date:
- April 15, 2021
- Posting date:
- April 15, 2021
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Jewellery
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Chemical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2021-04-15
- Product: CTG Kool Charmz Links with Various Charms
- Issue: Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and discard in regular household waste.
CTG Kool Charmz Links with Various Charms
This recall involves various metallic Kool Charmz Links Charms of different month and stone colour.
|Kool Charmz Links January Garnet
|Kool Charmz Links February Amethyst
|Kool Charmz Links March Aquamarine
|Kool Charmz Links April White
|Kool Charmz Links May Emerald
|Kool Charmz Links June Alexandrite
|Kool Charmz Links July Ruby
|Kool Charmz Links August Peridot
|Kool Charmz Links September Sapphire
|Kool Charmz Links October Rose Quartz
|Kool Charmz Links November Golden Topaz
|Kool Charmz Links December Light Sapphire
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 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 April 8, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
The company reported that 329,356 units of the recalled children's jewellery were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from January, 2003 to April, 2021.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
CTG Brands Inc.
Topway Oversea Trading Co. Ltd
Kowloon, Hong Kong
What you should do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and discard in regular household waste.
For more information, consumers may contact CTG Brands by telephone at 1-905-761-3330, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday or visit the company's 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 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.