Consumer product recall

"You are magical" Unicorn Necklace recalled due to lead and 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, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75111

Last updated:
2021-03-12

Summary

  • Product:
    "You are magical" Unicorn Necklace.
  • Issue:
    Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled contains lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and return it to the store for reimbursement.

Affected products

"You are magical" Unicorn Necklace

Product description

This recall involves the silver unicorn necklace set. The set contains a unicorn pendant with coloured gemstones and a heart-shaped charm with "You are Magical" inscription.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead and 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 90 mg/kg total lead or more than 130 mg/kg total cadmium.

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 5, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 18 units of the recalled children's jewellery were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2020 to January 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor

La Licornerie

Montreal

Quebec

CANADA

Manufacturer

Benefaith Store via AliExpress.com

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children, stop using it and contact La Licornerie for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact La Licornerie by email.

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.