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WalMart Recall of Miley Cyrus jewelry

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is pulling an entire line of Miley Cyrus-brand jewelry from its shelves after tests performed for The Associated Press found they contained high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.

In a statement released three hours after AP's initial report of its findings Monday, Wal-Mart said it would "remove all of the jewelry from sale" while it investigates.

The items are not known to be dangerous if they are simply worn. Concerns come when youngsters bite or suck on the jewelry, as many
children are apt to do.

Long-term exposure to cadmium can lead to bone softening and kidney failure. It is also a known carcinogen, and research suggests that it can, like lead, hinder brain development in the very young.

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gdiamante

Asked by gdiamante at 6:04 PM on May. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • As of a few minutes ago, Walmart still had not pulled the jewelry. It's not so much a risk as it is a precaution. I don't think many children are going to eat it or get seriously ill from it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • is it being recalled for being super tacky ? ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • See, the issue with that is, is it can take getting caught in the rain for the metals to soak into your skin. If worn while wet it can cause the same damage as sucking on it can. It should be removed from the shelves just because it can. Whether the liklihood is high or not isn't the issue, it's that it's a toxic metal. Nothing toxic should be in the things our children/teens buy.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:45 PM on May. 19, 2010

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