137,000 Pieces of Cadmium-Laced Jewelry Recalled

A large recall of about 137,000 Metal Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings has been issued by importer/distributor Tween Brands Inc., of New Albany, Ohio, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The CPSC notes that consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The children’s metal jewelry contains high levels of here.

Of note, cadmium is a known carcinogen and can interfere with brain development in very young children. Long-term exposure to cadmium can lead to bone softening and kidney failure. On the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) priority list of 275 most hazardous substances in the environment, cadmium ranks No. 7. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), cadmium is an extremely toxic metal that, due to its low permissible exposure limit (PEL), enables overexposure to occur even in situations in which trace cadmium quantities are found.

As regulations regarding lead have strengthened, cadmium has been showing up in a wide variety of children’s products, specifically children’s jewelry items this year. Cadmium was the culprit in a massive recall of 12 million Shrek drinking glasses tainted with the toxic metal, which prompted an investigation by Congress into the toxin and is presence in consumer products.”>cadmium, which is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects. To date, not incidents or injuries have been reported; however, the longer-term effects of cadmium might not always be immediately evident.

As regulations regarding lead have strengthened, cadmium has been showing up in a wide variety of children’s products, specifically children’s jewelry items this year. Cadmium was the culprit in a massive recall of 12 million Shrek drinking glasses tainted with the toxic metal, which prompted an investigation by Congress into the toxin and is presence in consumer products.

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