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Children’s neck pillows recalled due to risk of lead exposure

Health Canada has issued a recall notice for a line of children’s neck pillow due to a risk of lead exposure.

This recall involves four Ximi Vogue Children's U-shaped neck pillows in green, blue, grey, and pink plush fabric.

<Who>Photo credit: Health Canada

The neck pillows contain lead on the zippers and zipper pulls in excess of allowable limits, posing a risk of lead exposure to children.

The health agency says that lead is toxic, especially to children, and if ingested can lead to anemia, vomiting diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma as well as other effects related to the liver, kidneys and immune system.

<Who>Photo credit: Health Canada

Since lead builds up in the body, ongoing exposure to even very small amounts of lead can result in large amounts of lead being present in the body.

As of August 26, 2020, the company has received no reports or injuries in Canada. The affected products were sold from September 2019 to May 2020, and were manufactured in China.

Consumers should immediately stop using the products and contact Ximi Vogue to return the product for a full refund.




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