RECALL: Cadmium Found In Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets & Football Rings

It was announced last week that 70,000 charm bracelets and football rings were being recalled due to high levels of cadmium. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SmileMakers Inc. put out a recall of over 70,000 pieces of jewelry due to high levels of cadmium found in the metal.The Happy charm bracelet is made up of colorful beads on a small elastic band to which a metal charm in the shape of a butterfly, moon or sun is attached.

The football ring is a small adjustable metal band to which a football charm (made of metal) is attached.

About 66,200 Charm Bracelets and 2,200 Rings were involved in the recall. All pieces were manufactured in China and distributed in Doctor and dentist offices nationwide from June 2005 through March 2010 for free.

Although no incidents or injuries have yet to be reported, consumers should immediately take the product away from their children and dispose of it. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

For additional information, contact SmileMakers toll-free at (877) 390-5470 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company’s website. Alternatively, you can send an email to: [email protected]

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