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Attorney General warns of leaded jewelry

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) - Rainbow stores in Lexington and Louisville
have pulled some brightly colored jewelry from their shelves after
officials issued a health warning for lead.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said in a news release
that the jewelry could be attractive to children. He said testing
showed it contained more than 2,000 times the maximum acceptable
level of lead in children's jewelry as established by the Consumer
Products Safety Commission.

The agency is investigating whether the jewelry is being sold by
any stores in Kentucky other than Rainbow and 5-7-9 stores.

Conway said people who have bought the jewelry should either
dispose of it or secure it away from children if they plan to seek
a refund.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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