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Walmart, Target Pull Kids Jewelry, Toys Due to Lead Levels

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Oakland, CA—Target and Walmart removed children’s products including foam bead jewelry from their stores after independent tests showed they contained more lead than legal limits. The action came this week after research commissioned by the California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of lead, in violation of federal …

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Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear…and a really cool “sweater necklace” collection from On U Jewelry. The Fuzzy Wuzzy necklaces feature colored Czech glass beads that have been hand-crocheted into soft, synthetic yarn. Wear them long, or wrapped around necks or wrists. Available in multiple colors with tonal or contrasting beads/yarns. …

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New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

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North Kingston, RI—Responding to a new state law limiting cadmium in children’s jewelry that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed this week, the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) once again urged consumer organizations, retailers and jewelry manufacturers to work toward a voluntary federal standard on cadmium and other heavy …