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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/31/2023
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Thousands of Children’s Jewelry Sets Recalled Due to Heavy Metal Exposure Concerns
Introduction EMSL Analytical offers consumer product testing for lead, cadmium and other regulated substances to safeguard the public and to help keep companies in compliance with health and safety regulations in Canada and the United States.

Cinnaminson, New Jersey, May 31, 2023 

Last month, Health Canada announced that its sampling and evaluation program determined that three different sets of children’s jewelry, sold under one brand, contain cadmium in excess of allowable limits. Over 4700 units of the affected product were sold in Canada between June of last year and this March.

The jewelry sets were manufactured in China and imported and distributed by Canadian companies. According to the recall notice: Under the Children's Jewelry Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewelry items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 130 mg/kg total cadmium if the jewelry item is small enough to be totally enclosed in the small parts cylinder when a force of not more than 4.45 N is applied. 

“The same day this recall was published, Health Canada also announced the recall of another brand’s three different charms because they contained lead in excess of allowable limits,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Those charms were also made in China and imported and distributed by Canadian companies. Businesses that import, distribute and retail products from overseas need to be aware of the risk of heavy metals in products made overseas and know that they can turn to the consumer product testing experts at EMSL Analytical for product testing services. With laboratories across Canada and the United States, EMSL offers lead, cadmium and other material, surface and consumer product testing services. These tests protect consumers and could be vital for preventing costly product recalls and the litigation that is so frequently associated with these types of events.”

To learn more about cadmium, lead or other consumer product, environmental, health or safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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