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Agency finds toxic metal in children’s jewelry

Posted on May 12, 2010 6:42 am under Product Liability

High levels of toxic metal cadmium have been found in a collection of “Best Friends” bracelets sold by Claire’s Boutiques, prompting the recall of 19,000 pieces of children’s jewelry. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that the bracelets contained up to 91 percent cadmium. In addition to being a known carcinogen, the toxic metal could harm the kidneys and bones if ingested.

The original bracelets were a Chinese import. The agency has begun patrolling the nation’s largest ports to inspect jewelry shipments for cadmium before allowing them into the country. A shipment from China was recently turned away.The bracelets were the third item of their type to be recalled in the U.S., and all three situations occurred this year.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by high levels of toxic metal in children’s jewelry, contact the Milwaukee children’s toy defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling (414) 271-0900.