Consumer product recall

Hot Focus Petite Boutique Tie-Dye Butterfly, Rainbow and Glow in the Dark children’s jewellery sets recalled due cadmium in excess of allowable limits

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Summary

Product
Hot Focus Petite Boutique Tie-Dye Butterfly, Rainbow and Glow in the Dark children’s jewellery sets
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and return it to Winners, HomeSense or Marshalls for a refund.

Affected products

This recall involves Hot Focus Petite Boutique Tie-Dye Butterfly, Rainbow and Glow in the Dark children’s jewellery sets. The children’s jewellery and accessories are contained in a carrying case.

The following products are included in this recall:
Style Number Description
800 GD Petite Boutique Glow in the Dark mini jewellery carry case bracelet
800 RB Petite Boutique Rainbow mini jewellery carry case bracelet
800 TB Petite Boutique Tie-Dye Butterfly mini jewellery carry case bracelet

Issue

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains cadmium 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 130 mg/kg total cadmium if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied.

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 March 24, 2023, TJX Canada 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 return is to Winners, HomeSense or Marshalls for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact TJX Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-800-646-9466, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the WinnersHomeSense, or Marshalls websites.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 4,744 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from June 2022 to March 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

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

Distributor

Hot Focus, Inc.

Ontario

California

UNITED STATES

Importer

TJX Canada

Mississauga

Ontario

CANADA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73439