Just a few months ago, I told you about a recall concerning some children’s jewelry that contained cadmium. Now comes word, yet again, from the Consumer Product Safety Commission of another cadmium-related recall involving Children’s Metal Charm Bracelets.
The bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Research shows that cadmium can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
This warning involves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brand children’s Christmas and winter-themed bracelets. The two styles involved in this notice are the Bumble Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The bracelets were sold with winter and Christmas-themed charms including a snowman, Christmas tree, candy cane and snowflake.
The bracelets were sold at Discount and dollar-type stores nationwide including Buy-Rite Designs, of Freehold, N.J. , but that firm is no longer in business. The products were sold between 2006 and March 2009 for about $1 and were manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately take these charm bracelets away from children and dispose of the jewelry.
It should be noted that earlier this month I told you about another product recall involving children’s bracelets. They were recalled because of a violation of the lead paint standard.
Lead was long the favored metal for cheap jewelry; now that federal law tightly restricts how much lead can be used in children jewelry, some manufacturers are using cadmium.
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.