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Ardene recalls Best Friend Necklace - Cactus and Watermelon

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Starting date: May 5, 2017
Posting date: May 5, 2017
Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory: Children's Products
Source of recall: Health Canada
Issue: Chemical Hazard
Audience: General Public
Identification number: RA-63196

Product description:
This recall involves the Spring 2017 Ardene metallic Best Friend necklaces with UPC number 20051748. The metallic necklace has a silver-coloured chain, two small silver-coloured heart shaped pendants with "Best" and "Friends" written on them, a black and turquoise cactus pendant, and a turquoise and pink watermelon pendant.

Hazard identified:
Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled jewellery contains lead in excess of allowable limits.

Under the Children's Jewellery Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewellery items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 600 mg/kg total lead.
Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit the Government of Canada’s website page Lead and cadmium in children's jewellery.

As of May 3, 2017, Ardene has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these necklaces in Canada.

Number sold:
Approximately 377 units of the recalled children’s jewellery were sold in Canada.

Time period sold:
The recalled products were sold from March 2017 to April 2017.

Place of origin:
Manufactured in China.