Toxic Charm Bracelets Being Pulled From Stores

Claire's has now joined Walmart in pulling items cited in a recent Associated Press investigation.

Lab tests on more than a hundred pieces of low-priced children's jewelry found that about a dozen contained high levels of the metal Cadmium.

The contaminated items include a "Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer" charm bracelet sold at Dollar n More, and charms on a best friends bracelet sold at Claire's.

Low-cost jewelry makers often use Cadmium, because it's cheaper to work with. Chinese regulators say they will investigate the AP findings.


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  • by richard Location: chipley fl on Jan 13, 2010 at 07:32 PM
    when is our govt going to learn. there is to many products being imported from china that is hazardous to our children. the govt needs to protect children and check products before they allow stores to sell them to us. wake up!!!
  • by Back Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    This is what happens: We stop buying Chinese made goods(I'm all for that); eventually China will slow/stop production at its current rate and their economy will start to tank. They're going to need money and where do you think they're going to get it? They're going to start calling in those loans(wanting to sell) they made to the chosen one, and we're suppose to pay them back how/with what? That "what" will most likely be American owned (gov./taxpayer) assets(land,buildings, etc..). used as collateral. This is where the "line in the sand" will be crossed and there will be only ONE alternative to resort to. The Second Amendment and the Constitution come into play at this point.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    Chinese made goods are everywhere in America now. I try to buy American whenever I can, but it is so tough to find. I actually have to go on the internet to find companies that have American-made products. It's going to come down to deciding if your child really needs that cheap toy, or if they should just go play outside in the fresh air and make mud patties. Ya know...old school.
  • by PLOW BOY on Jan 13, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    BUY FROM WALMART THEY ARE THE WORST THING THAT THERE IS FOR THIS COUNTRY. BUY USA NOT CHINA SUPPORT THE PEOPLE HERE AND THE JOBS HERE NOT THERE!!!!!!
  • by To Norma on Jan 13, 2010 at 04:34 AM
    Probably when kids quit losing their jewelry twenty minutes after you put it on them...
  • by Norma on Jan 13, 2010 at 04:14 AM
    When will the US people wake up and stop buying this cheap trash that Walmart and other stores import from China and Japan. They know this stuff is full of toxins, yet still keep importing from these countries. Keep shopping these stores if your health and those of your family don't matter to you. I refuse to shop at Walmart-China importers, Inc.
  • by Scott Location: Mt. Olive on Jan 13, 2010 at 03:55 AM
    When will we learn to stop buying cheap crap from China? For all the things we find that are bad or contain lead or something else, how much makes it to us and our children.
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