RECALL: Cadmium Found in Holiday Themed Metal Charm Bracelets
The CPSC issued a recall today on Children’s Winter and Holiday Themed Charm Bracelets due to high levels of cadmium. These metal bracelets were tested in a lab and over 20,000 micrograms of cadmium were released from the snowman alone! Cadmium is known to be very toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
The two styles involved in this notice are winter-themed bracelets: the Bumble Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The bracelets were sold with winter and Christmas-themed charms including a snowman, Christmas tree, candy cane and snowflake. The bracelets were manufactured in China and sold in discount and dollar-type stores nationwide between 2006 and March 2009 for approximately $1.
So far no injuries or incidents have been reported, however the CPSC is telling consumers to immediately take these charm bracelets away from children and dispose of the jewelry.