Holiday-Presents Daily Product Safety Update -Edition number 11
Today: Fashion 18K Gold plated Gem Crystal pendant Necklace Wedding Party Jewelry Set
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still products available that are (partly) unsafe. Fortunately, this is just a fragment of the total offer.
We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. On the one hand, we pay attention to products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.
Every day the latest news, alerts and mentionable facts.
Keep yourself informed with our Holiday-Presents Daily to make sure that the present you give is a present that's safe. Once every weekday we will provide a newsletter including the latest news on product safety and recalls, important alerts and mentionable facts that relate to the safety of products. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. Hopefully our newsletter will add to your and your children's safety.
Recall of Fashion 18K Gold plated Gem Crystal pendant Necklace Wedding Party Jewelry Set
Gold-coloured metal jewellery set comprising: a pair of earrings, a ring, a bracelet and a necklace, all matching. The product was sold online, in particular via Wish.
There is a chemical risk involved by using this jewellery set. It contains excessive amounts of cadmium (measured values: up to 91% by weight, respectively). Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidneys and bones, and it may cause cancer. The product also releases an excessive quantity of nickel (measured values: up to 0.73 µg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. On behalf of France as the notifying country the jewellery set is withdrawn from the market.
This is just an example of product safety information about toys and their hazards that you need to be aware of. With our Holiday-Presents Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.