Feds expand scrutiny of kids' jewelry

This undated photo provided by Jeff Weidenhamer, shows a Best Friends bracelet purchased at Claire's, a jewelry chain with nearly 3,000 stores in North America and Europe. Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United States, an Associated Press investigation shows. (AP Photo/Jeff Weidenhamer, Ashland University) (AP Photo/Jeff Weidenhamer, Ashland University)

May 10, 2010 10:57:43 AM PDT
Federal regulators are announcing another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, and say they're expanding their investigation in an effort to keep dangerous items off store shelves in the first place.

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