Parents need to check their daughters’ jewelry boxes for a new potential threat: “Best Friend” charm bracelets made in China and sold at Claire’s Boutiques had high levels of cadmium. I remember having these charms when I was in elementary school and we loved them. It’s terrible that now parents have to worry about these charms causing harm to their children’s kidneys and bones! Here’s the full report:
“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells The Associated Press its inspectors at the nation’s ports are now screening imported children’s jewelry for cadmium.”
“On Monday, the agency announced the recall of about 19,000 “Best Friends” charm bracelets made in China and sold at the Claire’s chain because of high levels of cadmium, which can harm the kidneys and bones and is a known carcinogen.”
“Agency scientists confirmed test results that AP reported in January, showing high levels of cadmium in the “Best Friends” bracelets sold at Claire’s.”
Also an update from The Consumer Product Safety Commission: After reviewing crib-related fatalities reported to the agency from January 2000 to the present, the staff found 32 infant and toddler suffocation and strangulation deaths, plus hundreds of incidents, that were caused by or related to drop-side detachments in cribs. This link show photos of the multiple ways babies can be hurt in these cribs. Please check the photos and check your crib regularly for problems.