Compliance Verification Project 2020-2021: Children's Jewellery Regulations
Fiscal Year 2020-2021
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 Compliance Verification (CV) project was to verify compliance of children's jewellery for lead and cadmium content which are subject to the Children's Jewellery Regulations (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 contacted 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 CV 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. Targeted samples were also identified if they were available in Europe as this project was completed with the cooperation of various regulators in European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA).
Over the course of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, lead and cadmium testing of 36 different products were carried out, 7 of which were available for sale in the EU/EEA. The testing resulted in 6 recalls, including 2 products available for sale in the EU/EEA. There were 30 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|
|Baluchon||Junior girls' necklace with button and bird charm pendants||Baluchon Accessoires||Did not meet the allowable lead and cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by Baluchon Accessoires|
|Baluchon||Junior Girl Ladybug Ring||Baluchon Accessoires||No compliance issues detected||None|
|CHARM IT!||Unicorn Charm Catcher Necklace||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Charmalong||Cat Rhodium Charm||Michaels Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Cra Z Art||Shimmer N Sparkle Gem Jewelry Machine||The Calendar Club||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Craft Tastic||Craft- Tastic Charm Bracelet - English Edition||Toys R Us||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Creativity for kids / Faber-Castell||Rhinestone Rings||Castle Toys (found on Best Buy)||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Creativity for kids / Faber-Castell||Emoji Bracelets||Castle Toys (found on Best Buy)||No compliance issues detected||None|
|CTG Brands Inc.||Kool Charmz Links March-Aquamarine||CTG Brands Inc.||Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by CTG Brands Inc.|
|CTG Brands Inc.||Kool Magnetic Charmz Link||CTG Brands Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Disney's Frozen II||Disney Frozen Elements With Swarovski Jewelry Set||Walmart Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Djeco||Lovely Surprise Necklace – Swan||Hip Baby||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fashion Angels||Crystal Clear Necklace Design Kit||Michaels Canada||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Great Pretenders||Great Pretenders Charm-ed & Chain Bracelet||Owls Hollow Toys & Games||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Great Pretenders||Brilliant and Unique Pendant Set||Galerie du jouet||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Great Pretenders||Sisters Necklace Set||Indigo Books & Music Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Great Pretenders||Junior Girl's Necklace||Ojeux||No compliance issues detected||None|
|H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc.||Jewelry Gift Box - Glittery purple/unicorn||H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Kindred Spirits Collection||L'il Anne Charm Necklace||The Anne of Green Gables Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Make it Real||Charmed & Chain Bracelet||Ojeux||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Nebulous Stars||Nebulous stars: Mini Charm Sets||Castello Toy Store||Did not meet the allowable cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by Agence Tween Team|
|Next Style||Next Style Charm and Chain Jewelry||Walmart Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|PBI Fun Art||Jewelry Boutique||Castello Toy Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|SES Creative||Giant Bead Set||Boutique Griffon||No compliance issues detected||None|
|SkyWiseWin||Unicorn Pendant Necklace for Children||Amazon Canada||Did not meet the allowable cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by Amazon Canada|
|STMT||STMT Slider Charm Jewelry||Indigo Books & Music Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|TAMHOO||Earring set||Amazon Canada||Did not meet the allowable lead and cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by Amazon Canada|
|The Children's Place||Girls Jeweled Flower Double Band Metal Headband||The Children's Place||No compliance issues detected||None|
|The Children's Place||Girls Rainbow Ombre Heart Locket Necklace 3-Pack||The Children's Place||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Panda Necklace in a Box||Mastermind Toys||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Mood Necklace – Shark||Ocean Wise at Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Mood Ring (Emoji)||Gingersnap Kids General Store||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||You are Magical Unicorn Necklace||La Licornerie||Did not meet the allowable lead and cadmium concentration requirement||Voluntary Recall by La Licornerie|
|Unknown||Unicorn Mood Ring||La Licornerie||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Necklace with Puppy Charm||Scholastic Canada Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Unknown||Necklace Robot||Ingenium Boutique||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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