Bargain Basket recalls Children's Metallic Flower Ring

Starting date:
March 23, 2017
Posting date:
March 23, 2017
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-62768

Affected products

Children's Metallic Flower Ring

Product description

This recall involves a metallic rectangular ring with an adjustable band approximately 1.6 centimetre diameter. The ring has a green surface coating material background with a red flower and red dot design. It is approximately 1.9 centimetres in length and 1.4 centimetres in diameter.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.

Under the Childrens 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 600 mg/kg total lead. 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 and cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada's website Lead and Cadmium in Children's Jewellery.

As of March 15, 2017, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The number sold in Canada is unknown.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

The place of manufacture is unknown.

Companies

Retailer
Bargain Basket
Dartmouth
Nova Scotia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and contact Bargain Basket to receive a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Bargain Basket by telephone at 1-902-433-2020, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. AST, Monday through Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. AST on Sunday or 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.