Consumer product recall

Elin Dessert Plates Sold by Anthropologie Recalled due to the Presence of Cadmium

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Elin Dessert Plates sold by Anthropologie
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of them in regular household trash.

Affected products

This recall involves the Elin Dessert Plates sold by Anthropologie. The recalled plates are lilac in colour with orange mushroom, moth, and fern motifs. The plates measure 21 cm (8.25 inches) in diameter and have scalloped edges. The words "by ANTHROPOLOGIE" are written on the back of plate. Only the lilac-coloured Elin Dessert Plates are subject to this recall.


Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Elin Dessert Plates contain cadmium in excess of allowable limits.

Cadmium is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to 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.

 As of March 21, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of them in regular household garbage. Customers who purchased the product in-store may choose to return the product to any Anthropologie store for a full refund. If the product was purchased online, customers may contact Anthropologie using the contact information below to receive a full refund.  Anthropologie is contacting all online purchasers by email.

For more information, consumers can contact Anthropologie at 800-309-2500, Monday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (ET), by email at, or online at or and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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


Number Sold

The company reported that 229 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from June, 2022 to February, 2024.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China.

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Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Consumer products - Household items


URBN Canada Retail, Inc.

Toronto, Ontario






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Health Canada
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