Feds Recall More Kid Jewelry Due to Toxic Cadmium

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal consumer product safety regulators are announcing another recall of children's jewelry that contains high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium.

This time it's nearly 70,000 charm bracelets and rings that were distributed for free at some doctor and dentist offices over the past five years.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday that parents should immediately throw away the "Children's Happy Charm Bracelets" and football-shaped rings.

The recall is the latest involving cadmium, a naturally occurring metal that is a known carcinogen and that over time can weaken bones and kidneys.

The charm bracelets have colorful beads and a single metal charm shaped like a butterfly, moon or sun.

To see pictures of the recalled items, just click on the "Photo" tab at the top of this story.

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  • by Holly Location: Fountain on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:45 PM
    That's just too bad! But it makes me thankful that we don't accept those items from the doctor or dentist office. :0) Stickers will do....thanks.
  • by Adam Location: Colorado on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:57 PM
    Wow I can't beleve it took five years for someone to finly get a clue that some charmes for kids were relly herting them . You would think that there's people out there testing the things before there put out on the US markit .
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