Children's products recall

Children's coin purse and jewelery recall

July 30 2010 has a recall involving a coin purse, children's earrings, and children's necklaces by Daiso. The tag and packaging for both products have "Produced for Daiso Japan" on either the front or back. These items were made in China or Korea.

Health Canada has advised that the coin purse has rainbow stripes. "The Coin Purse" and "Mobile Case Coin Purse" are printed on the tag attached to the purse. The tag also has item number D666 and UPC4984343765498 on it.

The earrings and necklaces are gold-coloured and have blue, pink, red, white, and yellow-coloured droplets attached. "Colourful Drop Accessory Bracelet" is printed on the front of the necklace package, while "Colourful Drop Accessory Piece" is printed on the front of the earring package. The jewellery can be identified by item number D444 and UPC4984343723566.

Why is this recalled?

Once again we have concerns about the lead content. The surface paint on the zippers of the coin purses and the clasps on the jewellery contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

At this point neither Health Canada nor Daiso Canada Ltd. has received reports of incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

What do I do?
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 here.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled products away from children and contact Daiso for a full refund. For more information, consumers contact Daiso Canada Ltd. at (604) 270-7206.

How many are out there?

Approximately 16 of the recalled children's coin purses and approximately 280 of the recalled children's earrings/necklaces were sold at Daiso and Yokoyaya stores in British Columbia in Richmond and Vancouver. The recalled children's coin purses were sold from March 2009 to October 2009, and the children's earrings/necklaces were sold from August 2008 to July 2010.