EyeCandy Accessories Inc. recalls Flirt Charm Necklace

Starting date:
May 4, 2017
Posting date:
May 4, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63188

Affected products

Flirt Charm Necklace- Pink Cat Charm with Pink Necklace

Product description

This recall involves Flirt brand’s Pink Cat Charm Necklace. The necklace has a pink metallic chain with a pink cat charm.  UPC 697414154155, batch number 150104 and item number 550031-N3 can be found on the back of the product packaging.

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains cadmium in excess of guidance levels proposed by Health Canada.

Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, advertise or sell any consumer product that is a danger to human health and safety, such as the presence of cadmium in jewellery.

Cadmium is highly toxic, especially to children.  A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to 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 April 26, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 3,504 units of the recalled necklaces were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2015 to April 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
EyeCandy Accessories Inc.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Yiwu B.phne Accessories Co. Ltd.
Yiwu
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and dispose of the products.

For more information, consumers may contact EyeCandy Accessories Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-800-561-2353 ext. 250 Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, 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.