Children's Jewellery from Baluchon Accessoires recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
March 19, 2021
Posting date:
March 19, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Jewellery
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75137

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Junior girls' necklaces with button and bird charm pendants and matching bracelet.
  • Issue: Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and contact Baluchon Accessoires for an exchange.

Affected products

Junior girls' necklaces with button and bird charm pendants and matching bracelet

Product description

This recall involves the Junior girls' necklaces with button and bird charm pendants (style: 1236) and the bracelets to match the necklaces (style 1236-b).

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead and cadmium 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 or more than 130 mg/kg total cadmium.

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 exposure and cadmium exposure, visit the Government of Canada’s website page Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

As of March 5, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 719 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from February, 2015 to January, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada

Companies

Manufacturer
Baluchon Accessoires
Drummondville
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children, stop using it and contact Baluchon Accessoires for an exchange.

For more information, consumers may contact Baluchon Accessoires at 819-472-7272 Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm or by email at info@baluchonaccessoire.ca.

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.