LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal and state watchdogs have issued stern warnings on the use of toxic ingredients in Chinese imports, and
Walmart has pulled children's jewelry items cited in an Associated
Press report on cadmium contamination.
Walmart said the AP report was troubling, "and we have a
responsibility to take swift action."
The AP reported Sunday that some Chinese manufacturers have been using cadmium in place of lead in children's charm bracelets and
pendants, sometimes at extraordinarily high levels. Some products
bought at Wal-Mart stores were among those found to contain cadmium
in testing done for AP.
Investigations were launched by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission and the Connecticut attorney general's office.
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