Kool Charmz Colours Strawberry, Heart & Arrow, and Apple Interchangeable charm recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits
Immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and discard in regular household waste.
This recall involves Kool Charmz Colours Strawberry, Heart & Arrow and Apple interchangeable charm. The charms consist of a silver-coloured metallic clasp with a red strawberry, red heart and purple arrow, and red apple shaped designs.
The product name, item number and UPC can be found on the back of the product packaging.
|Kool Charmz Colours Strawberry
|Kool Charmz Colours Heart & Arrow
|Kool Charmz Colours Apple
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 March 28, 2023, CTG Brands 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 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.
The company reported that 104 units of the Strawberry, 96 units of the Heart & Arrow, and 104 units of the Apple were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from 2012 to 2023.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in China
CTG Brands Inc.
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