This is the third blog I’ve written just this year about children’s tainted Jewelry and quite frankly, it’s getting old.
Back in January, I told you about a recall concerning some children’s jewelry that contained cadmium.
Then just a couple of months later, came word from the Consumer Product Safety Commission of another cadmium-related recall involving Children’s Metal Charm Bracelets.
Now, a report by the Associated Press says the world’s biggest retailer is still selling kids’ jewelry that may be tainted with cadmium. The AP report says jewelry branded by Miley Cyrus and sold exclusively at Wal-Mart nationwide contains high levels of the toxic metal.
The latest report says Wal-Mart learned in February that the items are tainted, but despite this news, has continued to sell them. The AP also found that a separate line of jewelry charms being sold at Wal-Mart also had high cadmium levels.
This is unacceptable. Research shows that cadmium can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects, such as bone softening and kidney failure. Even OSHA admits that the metal is extremely toxic.
All retailers are supposed to adhere to the highest and strictest safety standards and especially one as large as Wal-Mart. Most parents strive to keep their kids safe and the last thing on their minds is wondering if their children’s jewelry is safe and not tainted with a toxic metal.
Wal-Mart says they are concerned about their customer’s safety. If that’s the case, make sure potentially dangerous products for children don’t line your store shelves.
Attorney Jeffrey Killino’s focus is on keeping kids safe. He is no stranger to toxic toys. In 2007, he filed a class action lawsuit to compel Mattel to provide free testing of all children who played with lead toys.
Child injuries have the potential to be very serious and can leave a parent feeling helpless. If you believe your child has health problems associated with lead or cadmium-based toys or other dangerous chemicals found in children’s products, please contact child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 today.