Just yesterday, Wal-Mart announced that it was recalling its entire line of the popular Miley Cyrus brand of jewelry following reports that the jewelry contains a high level of cadmium – a toxic metal.
Long-term exposure to this metal is dangerous because it can cause bone softening and kidney failure and because it can hinder brain development. There is no danger in wearing the jewelry; however, it can be very dangerous if the metal is ingested. For example, many children place their jewelry/pendants in their mouth and suck and chew on them. This particular jewelry line, when exposed to a chemical similar to stomach acid, very easily released the toxic metal.
Exposure to this chemical is especially hazardous to girls ages 6-11. This may be because girls in this age range tend to have iron deficiencies and their bodies substitute cadmium instead.
Wal-Mart has also recalled some of its Disney pendants.
Claire’s and Dollar N More stores have also recalled some of the charm bracelets sold at their stores.
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