OTTAWA - Health Canada is recalling a range of children's rings, anklets, bracelets and necklaces because the products may contain excessive levels of lead and cadmium.
The health department says the recall involves various pieces of kids' jewelry and a skull cellphone charm sold with the brand names "Impulse! & Co." and "Party Princess."
Nearly 29,500 units of the recalled jewelry were sold at various stores across Canada from January 2005 to December 2011.
The recalled items may contain lead and cadmium which exceed guidance levels proposed recently by Health Canada.
Lead and cadmium are known to be especially toxic for children, who can ingest the metals when they chew, suck or swallow affected jewelry items.
Serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions and coma. Exposure can also have adverse effects on the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, exposure can be fatal.
The following products are being recalled:
Impulse! & Co.
— Skull Rings, 2 pieces, style number 16068, UPC 064055160683
— Skull Rings, 2 pieces, style number 16070, UPC 064055160706
— Skull cellphone charm, style number 16071, UPC 064055160713
— Skull charm bracelet, style number 16072, UPC 064055160720
— Bracelet with butterfly charm, style number 47078, UPC 064055470782
— Anklet with butterfly charm, style number 47079, UPC 064055470799
— Anklet with butterfly charm, style number 47080, UPC 064055470805
— Bracelet with sandal charm, style number 47084, UPC 064055470843
— Anklet with sandal charm, style number 47086, UPC 064055470867
— Anklet with sandal charm, style number 47087, UPC 064055470874
— Suede Necklace with sandal charm, style number 47089, UPC 064055470898
— Bracelet and ring set with heart, style number 18547, UPC 064055185471
— Bracelet and ring set with butterfly, style number 18548, UPC 064055185488
— Necklace with flower and ballerina, style number 18550, UPC 064055185501
— Necklace with flower and heart, style number 18551, UPC 064055185518
— Necklace with flowers, style number, 18552, UPC 064055185525
— Bead Necklace with flower, style number, 18553, UPC 064055185532
— Bead Necklace with heart, style number, 18554, UPC 064055185549
— Bead Necklace with butterfly, style number 18555, UPC 064055185556
— Necklace and bracelet set with sandal, style number 18557, UPC 064055185570
— Necklace and bracelet set with heart, style number 18558, UPC 064055185587
Neither Health Canada nor Deejay Jewellery Inc. has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this product.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled items away from kids and dispose of them. For more information, contact Deejay Jewellery Inc. Customer Service at 1-888-382-4840 ext. 217.