Well being Canada has issued two recall notices warning dad and mom concerning the chemical hazards of two manufacturers of kids’s jewellery.
The primary recall discover entails Kool Charmz Colours Strawberry, Coronary heart & Arrow, and Apple Interchangeable attraction, which comprises lead in extra of the allowable limits in Canada, in keeping with the well being company.
Since 2012, CTG Manufacturers has offered 104 items of the “Strawberry,” 96 items of the “Coronary heart & Arrow” and 104 items of the “Apple” charms within the nation, Well being Canada mentioned.
Regardless of the packaging, which reads “lead free,” the recall says these metallic charms do, actually, comprise lead.
As of March 28, no stories of incidents or accidents have been reported, in keeping with the well being company.
The second recall entails Scorching Focus Petite Boutique Tie-Dye Butterfly, Rainbow and Glow within the Darkish youngsters’s jewellery units, that are being recalled because of cadmium in extra of allowable limits.
TJX Canada has offered 4,744 items of the affected product in Canada from June 2022 to March of this 12 months. And as of March 24, the corporate has obtained no stories of incidents or accidents in Canada.
It’s unlawful in Canada to import, promote or promote jewellery objects that attraction primarily to youngsters beneath 15 years of age and comprise greater than 90 mg/kg whole lead and greater than 130 mg/kg whole cadmium, Well being Canada mentioned within the recall discover issued on Thursday.
Well being Canada warns that lead and cadmium are extremely poisonous, particularly to youngsters, and so they expose severe well being results together with anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, severe mind harm, convulsions, coma, in addition to results associated to the liver, kidneys, coronary heart and immune system. In excessive instances, there have been deaths.
Well being Canada urges shoppers to right away take the jewellery recalled away from youngsters and return it to the businesses for a refund.
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