Consumer product recall

Nebulous Stars – Mini Charm Sets recalled due to cadmium in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
March 12, 2021
Posting date:
March 12, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Jewellery
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75113

Last updated:
2021-03-12

Summary

  • Product:
    Nebulous Stars – Mini Charm Sets.
  • Issue:
    Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains cadmium in excess of the allowable limits.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children, contact anniepascal@gladius.ca to return the jewellery and get a refund.

Affected products

Nebulous Stars –  Mini Charm Sets

Product description

This voluntary recall involves all the bracelet and charm sets sold in 8 different assortments. Each assortment contains 7 charms and one chain that can be assembled.

The following item numbers are the subject of this recall: 11555, 11556, 11557, 11558, 11559, 11560, 11561 and 11562.

Hazard identified

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.

As of March 12, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

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

Number sold

The company reported that 1,872 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2020 to March 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer

Agence Tween Team

Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

Quebec

CANADA

Manufacturer

Ningbo Liding Craft Industrial & Trading Co. LTD

CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children, contact anniepascal@gladius.ca to return the jewellery and get a refund.

For more information, consumers should contact Annie Pascal at this toll-free number 1-800-804-5998, Ext. 0, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday to Friday, or by email anniepascal@gladius.ca.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products that pose a danger to human health or safety from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents or concerns 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.