Jewelry Makers Must Limit Cadmium Use, says CPSC

Posted on September 16, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning to jewelry makers to limit cadmium in children’s jewelry, according to news reports.

The organization also granted a petition from consumer groups asking that the metal be banned unless a safe level can be determined.

The warning comes as government administration moves to limit the amount of regulation placed on small businesses in order to encourage employment.

Consumer groups have rallied against the use of cadmium, a toxic metal known to cause liver and kidney damge if eaten, in products, citing it as a “cheap, unregulated alternative to lead.”

Last year, Dress Barn, Inc. and Claire’s recalled jewelry that contained cadmium. McDonald’s recalled a glass collector cup they sold after it was found that cadmium was used in the paint.

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