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From what I heard is that the charms have lead over the legal limit and that they were sued by somebody (forgot who it was) and a Ganz rep or something admited it that they will be pulled off the shelves. Just to be safe you should take your dog to the vet because the charm might cause problems anyways.
*EDIT* editing out the response you quoted -fairlyoddmom
If they contained lead you would not still be able to buy them from ebay. I would definatly call my vet before I tried something like this. I would call them anyways just to see what they do recommend that you do. There should not be a charge for just calling them for advice. I called when I thought my cat had swallowed a rubber band she was playing with and they had me bring her up but only because they thought it might get caught in her intestines.
Last edited by fairlyoddmom; 02-23-2009 at 04:38 PM.. Reason: editing out the response you quoted
No, the only way they can hurt a human is if ALL 24 of them are swallowed. Most of the Pewter now a days is made with a GREAT percentage of TIN, not lead. Only Antique Pewter contains a higher trace amount of it. Ganz Charms are made of Pewter, becuase it is a LIGHT-WEIGHT metal and you can hold all 24 Charms on your necklace or bracelet that way. If there is NO lead in them, they will just mangle the charms, so a small amount has to be in them so they stay that shape.
Here is a letter received from Ganz to a person who was concerned Dear Mr.
Thank you for contacting Ganz regarding your concern about Webkinz Charms.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission's proposed rules for lead content in children's jewelry establishes a maximum of 0.06%. Webkinz metal products may contain lead, but in amounts less than 0.06%. Lead is known to be harmful to human health. Avoid swallowing Webkinz metal products. Any ingestion of a Webkinz metal product should be reported to a physician with this information about its lead content.
I hope that this has answered any questions that you may have about our Webkinz Charms.
Whether or not the lead in them is a danger to people who wear the charms (or even eat the charms), there still could be some issues once it is ingested by the dog in question. Depending on the size of the dog, even a minute amount of lead could hurt it and I don't see any mention of what breed or size the dog is. The dog needs to go to the vet and if you have any other charms, you should take one with you to show the vet. Besides that, you need to consider whether the item ingested had any sharp points that could damage the intestines as it (hopefully) passes through. If it doesn't pass through, then the vet will need to remove it. Good luck with your dog.
Hi there. I'm concerned you're asking some serious questions that might be better answered by a professional.
Our members can share with you what they know about the lead content in the charms based on research they have done themselves. If you need to know this information because it is personally affecting you, I strongly suggest you research articles about the amount of lead in the charms and then show those findings to a professional.
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