TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits

Starting date:
March 22, 2021
Posting date:
March 22, 2021
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-75175

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings.
  • 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 discard in regular household waste.

Affected products

TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings

Product description

This recall involves a set of 33 pairs of earrings in various designs. The product can be identified by the Amazon ASIN number B07KSV3YTB.

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 if the jewellery item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied.

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 17, 2021, Amazon  has received no reports of incidents or injuries with this product in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 22 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2019 to January 2021 on Amazon.ca.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Manufacturer
Guang Zhou Lou Yue Mao Yi You Xian Gong Si d/b/a
Love Moon
Guang Zhou- Guang Dong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and discard in regular household garbage.

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.