Federal Regulators Recall 19,000 China Made Kids’ JewelryMay 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Los Angeles, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A huge number of Kids jewelry in America that was imported from China was found by the federal regulators to contain high level of cadmium which is considered as a toxic metal. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal regulatory body on Monday said that it was recalling the “Best Friends” charm bracelet sets that were made in China and then sold at a reputed jewelry and accessories chain that has around 3000 outlets in North America and in Europe. The federal regulatory body announced voluntary recall of the 19,000 bracelets that have reached the market of United States from China.
The toxic metal cadmium which is found in the kid’s jewelry line can cause dangerous health hazards according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The medical researchers have said that high level of the metal is known as carcinogen and that the ingestion of it by children can lead to permanent harm to kidney and bones. The Agency has carried out its own independent research and found high levels of cadmium in the China made “Best Friends” bracelets.
On the part of the retailer chain which sold the bracelets in North America, the company has said that it has stopped any more shipments from the company in China which had produced the product line. The consumers on Monday were requested to take the bracelets away from their children and also to return them to the company’s outlets. The bracelets which were sold at a price of $12 each according to reports, will be either refunded or replaced. The Federal regulators have however said that they are expanding their area of investigation and would look into other kids jewelry lines as well.
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