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What Is It With Toxic Metals in Children’s Jewelry?

This is really ridiculous. It seems that since lead levels in children’s jewelry is being monitored, now cadmium is being used. Just trading one toxic metal for another.

This is why I don’t like to buy cheap jewelry, for children or myself. You don’t know what you’re getting in most cases.

The Smart Mama even tested some children’s necklaces she bought at Target and found high levels of cadmium.

There has also now been a call for the use of cadmium to be banned from children’s toys.

It’s good to see some quick action, but at the same time, couldn’t they have looked at this back when they were overreaching with CPSIA? I mean, if you’re going to go so far overboard in other ways, at least be thorough with the things that should be regulated.

I’ve never been big on children’s jewelry, and the main reason is how often I hear of it being recalled. It’s ridiculous. Before CPSIA it seemed like one sort or another was always being recalled over lead levels. Now no doubt it’s going to be cadmium too. Some issues are just best avoided.

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