Children’s Justice, Limited Too Jewelry Recalled for Cadmium
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 of about 137,000 pieces of children’s jewelry sold at Justice and Limited Too due to high levels of cadmium, a toxic metal. The two stores sell clothing and accessories aimed at pre-teen girls, according to a news report on KMOV.
The recall covers 19 different necklaces, bracelets, and earrings sold in Justice and Limited Too stores, as well as on Justice’s Web site, www.shopjustice.com. The jewelry sports shapes such as hearts, butterflies, and peace signs. Some pieces include the words “Best Friends Forever.” The jewelry was sold between November 2008 and February 2010.
The jewelry was imported from China and distributed by Tween Brands, a New Albany, Ohio-based company. Consumers may return the jewelry to the store for a full refund. Questions may be directed to Tween Brands’ consumer hotline at 800-934-4497. So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of the high cadmium levels in the jewelry.
Cadmium is a naturally-occurring metal that is toxic to the human body, which can neither use it nor dispose of it. Children who ingest cadmium through sucking on, biting, or swallowing cadmium-containing toys or jewelry may exhibit flu-like symptoms. Excessive cadmium exposure results in weakening of the bones and irreversible kidney damage, as the kidneys become less able to remove acids from the blood.
As the CPSC notes, parents should not have to worry whether their children’s toys or jewelry are safe. A child or adult who experiences cadmium poisoning may have certain legal rights, including the right to sue a negligent or careless manufacturer of a cadmium-containing product. The experienced Missouri product liability attorneys at Page Law will protect your legal rights in court and fight for the compensation you or your loved one deserves. Call 314-322-8515 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.