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
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.
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|
|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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