Glow Star necklaces recalled because of high lead levels
- October 7, 2008 3:01 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Health Canada is recalling children's Glow Star necklaces because the solder in the battery compartment of the clasp contains high levels of lead.
The necklace consists of a clear plastic star with a quick release clasp. The necklace contains a light with a small battery in the clasp. About 1,000 necklaces were handed out over the past three years as promotional gifts.
There is no lead exposure risk associated with wearing them. The risk is only if the battery compartment is chewed, sucked or ingested.
Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause serious adverse health effects. No illnesses have been reported related to the recalled necklaces.
Consumers are instructed to dispose of them in their regular household waste. New necklaces distributed by Make-A-Wish Canada do not have this problem.
For additional information, consumers may contact Margaret Valois, Director, Communications and Marketing, Make-A-Wish Canada at 1-888-822-9474 ext 230.
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