PEGAZOO Children's Pendants Recall
Product Name: PEGAZOO brand children's pendants
Description: The necklaces have brightly coloured wooden pendants in various animal shapes, with a decorative metal bead and a metal clasp. The pendants with wooden beads are not subject to the recall, only the necklaces with the metal bead.
Manufacturer: Créations Pierre Charbonneau
Hazard: Health Canada's sampling and testing program revealed that the bead above the necklace 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 very toxic to children, even at low exposure levels. Children can ingest lead when they chew, suck, or swallow jewellery items containing lead which can cause damage to their bodies. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of lead include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma, or even death.
Manufactured in: Canada
Corrective actions: Neither Health Canada nor Créations Pierre Charbonneau has received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products, however consumers should immediately stop using this jewellery and contact Créations Pierre Charbonneau at 1-800-663-3788 to return the jewellery for replacement of the bead.