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

Starting date:
April 15, 2021
Posting date:
April 15, 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-75393

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: CTG Kool Charmz Links with Various Charms
  • Issue: Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead 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

CTG Kool Charmz Links with Various Charms

Product description

This recall involves various metallic Kool Charmz Links Charms of different month and stone colour.

Recalled products:
Product Name Model Number UPC
Kool Charmz Links January Garnet 61554 062823615540
Kool Charmz Links February Amethyst 61555 062823615557
Kool Charmz Links March Aquamarine 61556 062823615564
Kool Charmz Links April White 61557 062823615571
Kool Charmz Links May Emerald 61558 062823615588
Kool Charmz Links June Alexandrite 61559 062823615595
Kool Charmz Links July Ruby 61560 062823615601
Kool Charmz Links August Peridot 61561 062823615618
Kool Charmz Links September Sapphire 61562 062823615625
Kool Charmz Links October Rose Quartz 61563 062823615632
Kool Charmz Links November Golden Topaz 61564 062823615649
Kool Charmz Links December Light Sapphire 61565 062823615656

 

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 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 April 8, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 329,356 units of the recalled children's jewellery were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January, 2003 to April, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

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

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What you should do

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

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 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.