Toxic Trinkets Continue to Be Sold To Kids
A not so charming bracelet has been on the market since January of 2008. It has now been found to exceed the allowable limit of lead. The full description follows.
This recall involves a silver-coloured charm bracelet with multicoloured moon and dolphin charms, sold under the brand name "Melody".
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the clasp and charms on the recalled bracelet contain lead in excess of the allowable limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
It's ok to injest a little lead. It's poisonous and will act as a neurotoxin. The poison is cumulative, so if your child has been exposed numerous times to lead then problems start. Since Health Canada has been posting recalls on the Net there have been millions of products aimed at children that have been recalled because of this heavy metal.
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.
If your little girl has one of these bracelets, throw it in the garbage.