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Kula Klips recalls Comb-Style Snap Klips
- Starting date:
- December 10, 2014
- Posting date:
- December 10, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Jewellery
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Chemical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Various Kula Klips comb-style snap hair clips
This recall involves Kula Klips comb-style snap hair clips. The metal hair clips have a yellowish surface coating with various fabric type decorations attached to the clip. They were sold in a package of three hair clips. The product can be identified by the name Kula Klips and a New Comb Klips! sticker in the top left corner of the package. The package also has the statement Snap Klips With No-Slip Grip.
The surface coating on the hair clips contains lead in excess of the allowable limit, posing a chemical hazard. Under the Surface Coating Materials Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell articles for children with a surface coating material containing more than 90mg/kg of lead.
Lead is very toxic to children, even at low exposure levels. Children can ingest lead when they chew, suck or swallow jewellery items containing lead which can cause damage to their bodies. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of lead include 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.
Neither Health Canada nor Kula Klips has received any consumer reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.
For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead and cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada's website Lead and Cadmium in Children's Jewellery.
Approximately 300 of the recalled products were sold at various retailers across Canada and sold online at www.kulaklips.com.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from April 2014 to December 2014.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled hair clips away from children and contact Kula Klips for directions on obtaining a replacement. For more information, consumers can contact Kula Klips 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.
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