More jew­elry re­called be­cause of cad­mium

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION -

Fed­eral reg­u­la­tors said they have found high lev­els of the toxic metal cad­mium in trin­kets that were dis­trib­uted for free to chil­dren at some doc­tor and den­tist of­fices over the past five years. The news came as the Con­sumer Prod­uct Safety Com­mis­sion an­nounced a re­call of nearly 70,000 charm bracelets and rings — the fourth time this year that the fed­eral govern­ment has said cheap Chi­nese-made jew­elry was be­ing pulled from shelves be­cause of cad­mium, a known car­cino­gen.

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