George Best Friend Necklace Recall [Canada]

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George Best Friend Necklace Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Rand Accessories Inc., a Montreal, Quebec establishment, recalls an estimated 393 George Best Friend Necklaces due to suspected Lead contamination in excess of allowable limits under Canadian regulation and consequential risk of developmental impairment and reproductive damage, all serious health and safety hazards.


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Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves two (2) similar metallic necklaces sold together with chains, measuring approximately 7.5 inches (approximately 19 centimetres) in length.

  • One necklace comes with a Panda Pendant while the other comes with a Fox Pendant. Both Necklaces also have a small “BF” Charm. A UPC of 6280055625166 can be found on the product’s packaging, but not on the Necklaces themselves.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to Health Canada, its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Jewellery contains Lead in excess of allowable limits under Canadian regulation for this type of consumer product.

Under the Children’s Jewellery Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell jewellery items that appeal primarily to children under 15 years of age and contain more than 90 mg/kg total lead.

Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of Lead exposure and Cadmium exposure, please visit the Government of Canada’s Web site at

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled George Best Friend Necklaces, please do not use them, handle them or allow your child to wear or touch them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm chemical contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any product, return it to your retailer for refund.

Disposal of this product must be in accordance with local municipal hazardous waste requirements to protect your personal safety, the local drinking water supply and the ecosystem. Contact your local municipal government agency responsible for these functions for advice.

For more information and tips to help you choose safe toys and to help you keep children safe when playing with toys, please consult Health Canada’s Toy safety tips Web page at

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Rand Accessories Inc. by telephone at 1-514-385-3482, extension 246 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time from Monday to Thursday and from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST on Friday or by e-mail at

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Children’s Necklaces, please search for “jewelry” using the Search Box at the top of this page. Please note, American spelling should be used for this search.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Infants and Children, please search for “children” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Rand Accessories Inc., please search for “Ran” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-69684
Recalls Direct RIN: 11418-2019
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