Health Canada has announced the recall of Shell Magic Children's Jewellery.
The recalled items contain excessive levels of lead and cadmium.
Health Canada is taking this time to remind the public of the potential dangers of excessive levels of lead and cadmium in kids' (and adult) jewellery.
Here's what they recommend for safe jewellery practice:
The following Shell Magic Jewellery items have been recalled (see product photos here):
These products have been sold in Canada (particularly western Canada) from 2005 to September 2012.
As Health Canada reminds us, the danger in the above items is not in children wearing them, as they are intended, but in children sucking, chewing or swallowing them. If you have any of these items, it is recommended that you dispose of them immediately.
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