Lead in Girls' Necklaces
Another 7 000 girls have been exposed to the toxic effects of lead poisoning. Necklaces high in lead content have been sold in Canada over the past year. Since the CFIA has been tracking these poisonous products, millions of items aimed at the infant and children's market have been sold.
A look over the poisonous products shows that the majority of items sold in Canada are aimed at girls. Many of the recalled items are jewellry meant to be worn on exposed skin - bracelets, rings - and others as necklaces. Pendant style necklaces such as the recently recalled Bizou item often end up in little girls' mouths.
Lead is a deadly poison to humans. The poisoning may be subtle and only result in lowered IQ for those children affected. The effects are cumulative. Millions of doses of poison have been meted out to our children. It's time that these poisonous products were stopped.
Full Product Description
This recall involves metallic necklaces with flower-shaped pendants and coloured beads on the chain. The beads and pendants are the same colour on the necklace, and may be brown with UPC # 10121941, gray with UPC# 10121942, green with UPC# 10121943, or pink with UPC# 10121944.