CTG Kool Charmz Chains with Various Charms recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
April 2, 2019
Posting date:
April 2, 2019
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-69460

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: CTG Kool Charmz Chain with Various Charms
  • Issue: The recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and dispose of the products.

Affected products

CTG Kool Charmz Chain with various charms

Product description

This recall involves 3 different styles of Kool Charmz metallic chains approximately 10 inches (approximately 25.3 centimetres) in length.  The chains come with various charms that are attached to a metallic clasp approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 centimetres) in diameter.

Hazard identified

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

Under the Children's 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 90 mg/kg total lead.

Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea,heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

As of March 28, 2019, CTG Brands Inc. has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure and cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada's website page Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

Number sold

Approximately 6,823 units of the recalled children's jewellery were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2004 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Topway Oversea Trading Co. Ltd
Kowloon, Hong Kong
CHINA
Importer
CTG Brands Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA

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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 CTG Brands by telephone at 1-905-761-3330, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, by email or visit  the company'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.