Things Remembered Canada Inc. Recalls Sweet Charm Necklace & Silver Heart Bracelet

Starting date:
July 19, 2016
Posting date:
July 19, 2016
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-59424

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Things Remembered

Affected products

Sweet Charm Necklace & Silver Heart Bracelet

Product description

This recall involves Things Remembered Silver Heart Bracelet and Sweet Charm Necklace.  The silver bracelet measures between 12.7 centimetres (5 inches) and 15.2 centimetres (6 inches) long and has a lobster claw closure.  The gold necklace measures 33 centimetres (13 inches) long with a 5.1 centimetre (2 inch) chain extender, and has a lobster claw closure.

The following products are included in this recall:
Name Item Number Date Codes Lot Number Barcode
Silver Heart Bracelet 339261 2/22/16 to 3/7/16 76116 825008065536
Sweet Charm Necklace 339260 12/31/15 to 01/14/16 75985 825008065529

Hazard identified

The clear surface coating on the bracelet portion of the Silver Heart Bracelet contains lead in excess of the allowable limit, posing a chemical hazard.

The clear surface coating on the clasp and pendants of the Sweet Charm Necklace 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 90 mg/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.

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.

Neither Health Canada nor Things Remembered has received any consumer reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products. No incidents were reported in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 319 units of the recalled bracelet and 106 units of the recalled necklace were sold in Canada. Approximately 6,700 bracelets and 3,300 necklaces were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled bracelets and necklaces were sold from May 2015 to June 2016 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Things Remembered Inc.
Highland Heights
Ohio
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Things Remembered, Inc.
Highland Heights
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and contact Things Remembered to receive a refund, including shipping charges, or a replacement gift of equal value.

For more information, consumers may contact Things Remembered by telephone toll-free at 1-866-902-4438, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday or by email. Consumers may also visit the Things Remembered website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.