July 13, 2010 - About 137,000 pieces of children's jewelry has been recalled due to findings that revealed toxic levels of an unsafe substance. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) ordered this voluntary recall after the discovery of toxic levels of cadmium in certain children's jewelry.
The children's jewelry was sold through two companies, Justice and Limited Too, which are both very popular with pre-teen girls. The cadmium infected jewelry includes earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The jewelry came in styles and shapes such as, hearts, heart locks, peace signs, cupcakes, crowns, butterflies, and various forms of "Best Friends" and "BFF" charms. Neither company has made any comment thus far.
The CPSC has warned consumers to stop using the contaminated children's jewelry products immediately. The CPSC went on to state the illegality of making the products in question available for any kind of resale.
As the CPSC stated, "Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full refund."
Cadmium is toxic to children if ingested and can cause a number of adverse health effects.
Contacting a Philadelphia Product Liability Attorney
If your child has been seriously injured because of a defective product, such as the recalled children's jewelry products, then you may be eligible to file for a product liability case to recover any expenses related to your child's injuries. The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at White & Williams LLP represent product liability victims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, contact us today - (877) 944 - 8396