RECALL CANCELLATION - Ardene recalls Best Friend Necklace - Cactus and Watermelon

Starting date:
May 26, 2017
Type of communication:
Information Update
Children's Products, Jewellery
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

OTTAWA – Effective immediately, Health Canada is cancelling the voluntary recall notice for the Spring 2017 Ardene metallic Best Friend necklaces with UPC number 20051748.

This recall notice was originally posted on on May 5, 2017 after Health Canada testing found that the product contained lead in excess of allowable limits under the Children's Jewellery Regulations. Re-testing of the product by Health Canada has since determined that this product is compliant with the levels for lead set out in the Regulations.

Health Canada is reviewing the discrepancy with its test results.  Results for two other products determined to be non-compliant for lead in children’s jewellery as part of the same compliance project have been confirmed via other testing methods and recalls remain in effect (

No other products are affected. All other current recall notices of children’s jewellery remain in effect.

Compliance testing

Health Canada regularly conducts testing for compliance with the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, including the Children’s Jewellery Regulations

Under the Children's Jewellery Regulations, 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.

Health Canada has determined that this product is compliant with the levels for lead set out in the Regulations

Products affected

Ardene Best Friend Necklace – Cactus and Watermelon

What you should do

No action is required on the part of consumers.
For more information, contact Consumer Product Safety, Health Canada: 1-866-662-0666 or e-mail

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