Consumer product recall

SkyWiseWin unicorn necklaces recalled due to cadmium in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
March 18, 2021
Posting date:
March 18, 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-75161

Last updated: 2021-03-18

Summary

  • Product: SkyWiseWin unicorn necklaces.
  • 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 and discard in regular household garbage.

Affected products

SkyWiseWin unicorn necklaces

Product description

This recall involves a pair of unicorn necklaces, one blue and one pink, with an attached "BFF" charm.  The unicorn "head" is on top of an "ice cream cone". The product can be identified by the Amazon ASIN number B07D3KD95H.

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.

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 16, 2021, Amazon has not received any reports of incidents or injuries for this product in Canada.
 

Number sold

The company reported that 1,291 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2018 to March 2021 on Amazon.ca.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
DongGuan City TianHui Food Co. Ltd.
HuangJiang Town, DongGuan City
GuangDong Province
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and discard in regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers can contact Amazon through 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.