Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report - Cyclical Enforcement Project 2018-2019: Children’s Jewellery Regulations
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and regulations made under it.
The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to verify industry’s compliance of children’s jewellery for lead and cadmium content which are subject to the Children’s Jewellery Regulations.
For this project, compliance of select children’s jewellery with the Regulations was determined through a sampling and testing process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and sampled relevant products. Compliance to the requirements listed under the Regulations was then verified through testing at the Product Safety Laboratory.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of children’s jewellery stakeholders in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, lead and cadmium testing of 22 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 4 recalls and 1 removal from sale to address non-compliance. There were 17 instances where no corrective action was required.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Ardène||Best Friends Necklaces||Ardène||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Bijoux doigt de fée||Cat Necklace||Bijoux doigt de fée||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Emoticon Necklace||16" Emoticon Necklace collection||Bazaar & Novelty||Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Bazaar & Novelty|
|Expression Rings||Girl Power Ring||CTG Brands Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Eyecandy||Donut Necklace and Earring Set||EyeCandy Accessories Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fun Express||Star Student Dog Tag Necklaces||Scholar’s Choice||No compliance issues detected||None|
|George||Best Friend Necklaces||Rand Accessories Inc.||Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Rand Accessories Inc.|
|Great Pretenders||Best Friends: Necklace Set||Creative Educations of Canada, Inc.||Did not meet the allowable lead and cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by Creative Educations of Canada, Inc.|
|Great Pretenders||Under the Sea Ring Set||Creative Educations of Canada, Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Gunner & Lux||Run Like A Girl Necklace||Redfish Kids Clothing||Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement||No product was distributed. Voluntary removal from sale by Redfish Kids Clothing.|
|Justice||Pineapple Locket Necklace||Justice||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Kool Charmz||Charm Chain||CTG Brands Inc.||Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement||Voluntary recall by CTG Brands Inc.|
|Lovely Charms||Deer Necklace Charm||Midoco Art & Office Supplies||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Meri Meri||Acrylic Popsicle Pendant Necklace||Paper E Clips||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Meri Meri||Rainbow Pendant Necklace||Dilly Dally Toys & Delights||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Meri Meri||Star Pendant Necklace||Dilly Dally Toys & Delights||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Meri Meri||Tropical Enamel Charm Necklace||Benjo||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Miniso||Heart Shaped “Love” Pendant Necklace||Miniso||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Pecoware||Charming Charms Necklace and Bracelet Set||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Philcha||Mood Ring||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|The Children's Place||Butterfly Pendant Necklace||The Children's Place||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Thinka||Love Necklace||Thinka Creative Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).
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