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Default Avaco Pirates Collection, Viva Moda, Hot 2 Trot!, D&V children's jewelry: LEAD

Health Canada recall:

Consumer Product Recalls



Recall Notice


Date

May 13, 2010
Product Name

Various Children's Jewellery
Full Product Description

This recall involves various pieces of children's jewellery sold with the brand names "Pirates Collection", "Viva Moda", "Hot 2 Trot!" and "D&V" (see images at end of this posting). The brand name and UPC can be found on the product backing (if applicable). The backing may also have the word "Avaco" on it.

Brand /Product /UPC

Avaco/
Rings with rubber spiky balls /183654803248

Rings with a charm in the shape of a purse or sunglasses (various colours)/183654802821

Rings with a gem-studded dolphin charm (various colours)/183654600520



D&V/
Black corded bracelet with silver clasp/183654601240


Hot 2 Trot!/
Silver-coloured link bracelet with charms in various shapes/183654600885
183654600502

Silver-coloured chain necklace with pendant/183654200764


Pirates Collection/
Necklaces with various metallic or leather-like chains, a skull or skull-and-crossbones pendant, and a metallic clasp./183654202522
183654202539
183654202560
183654202577
183654202621
183654202508

Bracelet with black leather bands and metallic skulls or skull-and-crossbones/183654601691
183654601721
183654601745
183654601769

Black leather band bracelet with metallic piece that has a scorpion-shaped cut-out and metallic clasp/183654601714

Silver-coloured chain bracelet/183654202492

Metallic earrings with skull and crossbones/183654803767


Viva Moda/
Silver-coloured chain necklace with seven different interchangeable pendants/ 183654202652
183654202515

Silver-coloured chain necklace with butterfly pendant /183654202638

Silver-coloured chain necklace with hand pendant /183654202645



Hazard Identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that some of the recalled jewellery listed above contains lead in excess of the allowable limit. The recall has been extended to include all of the items listed above due to very similar product characteristics.

Children can ingest harmful amounts of lead when they chew, suck, or swallow jewellery items containing lead.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of this jewellery.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's: It's Your Health: Effects of Lead on Human Health.

The Hot 2 Trot! bracelet was part of an advisory that was released by Health Canada on January 15, 2010. For more information, visit Health Canada Advises Consumers of Lead and Cadmium Hazard in Children's Jewellery.
Corrective Action

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewellery away from children and dispose of it as per Municipal Hazardous Waste Guidelines. Consumers can contact their municipality for instructions on how to dispose of a product that contains lead.
Number Sold

The number of recalled jewellery pieces that were sold is not known. The product is suspected to have been sold largely at dollar stores.
Time Period Sold

The time period during which the recalled products were sold is not known. The recalled products were imported and distributed in Canada by Les Importations Avaco Ltée, which is no longer in business.

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Importer
Les Importations Avaco Ltée of Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec
Images

Image 1
Pirates Collection - earings

Image 2
D&V - Black corded bracelet

Image 3
Hot 2 Trot! - Bracelets and Necklace
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Pirates Collection - assorted necklaces

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Pirates Collection - assorted necklaces

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Pirates Collection - assorted bracelets

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Pirates Collection - assorted leather band bracelets
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Viva Moda - silver-coloured chain necklaces

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