I apologize if I sound like a broken record. It seems like every week I post about the latest recall by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) of children's jewelry. This week will be no exception.
Yesterday, the CPSC announced a recall of 137,000 pieces of imported children's jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls — Justice and Limited Too. The items were also sold online at Shop Justice. The trinkets were recalled for having high levels of cadmium, the latest in a series of six recent recalls involving the toxic metal.
Yesterday's recall involved 19 different styles of necklaces, bracelets and earrings imported and distributed by Tween Brands, based in New Albany, Ohio. They are made in the shape of hearts, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some pieces carry a version of the words "Best Friends Forever." Only style numbers listed in the CPSC's recall notice are included in the recall. The agency said the pieces sold for $7-$16 from November 2008 through February.
Like most of the contaminated jewelry recalled to date, the tween jewelry was made in China, said the CPSC.