Major Retailers Sell Jewelry with High Lead Amounts

ABC-7, September 3, 2009

Testing done by the Center for Environmental Health found a bracelet
from Bloomingdale's was more than 67 percent lead. The metal part of
two different bracelets sold by Aeropostale contained more than 30
percent lead, and so did another sold by CVS/Longs.

This is the 17th time CEH has found jewelry sold by longs in non- compliance with state law.

Two more pieces of jewelry at Lane Bryant also contain high lead amounts.

Lead in jewelry can expose pregnant woman and children to health hazards.

ABC7 contacted the retailers for response and so far have only heard
back from CVS Pharmacy which says it issued a recall as soon as this
was brought to its attention. The company says it is committed to being
in compliance with California law.

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