Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cyclical Enforcement Project 2016-2017: Children’s Jewellery Regulations and Health Canada’s Proposed Cadmium Guidelines for Children’s Jewellery

Fiscal Year 2016-2017

Summary

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 with specific requirements of the Children's Jewellery Regulations and Health Canada's Proposed Cadmium Guidelines for Children's Jewellery.

For this project, compliance of select children's jewellery with the Children's Jewellery Regulations and Health Canada's Proposed Cadmium Guidelines for Children's Jewellery 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 and Guidelines 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 companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

Over the course of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, lead and cadmium testing of 25 different products was carried out. The testing resulted in 3 recalls. There were 22 instances where no corrective action was required.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Compliance of select children's jewellery with the Children's Jewellery Regulations and Health Canada's Proposed Cadmium Guidelines for Children's Jewellery
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Ardene Best Friends Necklaces with Watermelon and Cactus Pendants Ardene No compliance issues detected None
Cherished Moments Big Sis (Pink) Sterling Silver Bracelet Buy Buy Baby doing business as Bed Bath & Beyond No compliance issues detected None
Claire's Club Kids Silver Cats with Pink Bows Stud Earrings Claire's Store Inc. No compliance issues detected None
Color Change Sun Activated Bracelet/Necklace CLS Sales. Inc. No compliance issues detected None
CTG Brands My Little Dream Girl Jewelry Set Gale's Wholesale Ltd. No compliance issues detected None
Dazzle Me Plastic Bracelet and Rings Set Maxidollar No compliance issues detected None
Flirt Pink Cat Charm Necklace EyeCandy Accessories Inc. Did not meet the allowable cadmium concentration guideline Voluntary recall by EyeCandy Accessories Inc.
Gymboree Pink Seahorse Pendant Beaded Bracelet Gymboree No compliance issues detected None
H.E.R. Accessories Disney Pixar Finding Dory Charm Bracelet London Drugs Ltd. No compliance issues detected None
H.E.R. Accessories Disney Princess Bracelets Dollarama No compliance issues detected None
JEM JEM Mode Enfant Bracelet Dollar Max Depot No compliance issues detected None
Joe Fresh Interchangeable Multi Charm Necklaces Garbo Group No compliance issues detected None
Justice Necklace with Dog Paw Print Pendant Justice No compliance issues detected None
Kool Charmz Interchangeable Charms CTG Brands Inc. Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement Voluntary recall by CTG Brands Inc.
Nobility Easter Accessories Buck and Near No compliance issues detected None
The Children's Place "FANCY" Metallic Charm Bracelet The Children's Place No compliance issues detected None
Top Trenz Metallic Mood Charm Stretch Bracelet Triple Flip No compliance issues detected None
Unique Party Bracelets Destination Dollar No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Cupcake Pendant Necklace Eagle Ridge Trading (aka Horstman Enterprises) No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Dinosaur Rings Handee Products No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Fool's Gold Accessit Corp. No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Metallic Flower Ring Bargain Basket Did not meet the allowable lead concentration requirement Voluntary recall by Bargain Basket
Unknown Metallic Necklace with Minions Pendant Boutique La Grenouillère No compliance issues detected None
Unknown Snow White Pendant MISTE billes et bijoux No compliance issues detected None
Zibbers Mood Ring Halikids 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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