Walmart Knew About Cadmium In Its Jewelry

The Center for Environmental Health has filed legal notice against Wal-Mart for selling cadmium-tainted jewelry. Independent testing commissioned by the nonprofit found that a pendant on a Miley Cyrus/Max Azria necklace contained high levels of cadmium, in violation of California consumer protection law.

Amazingly, Wal-Mart knew for months about the toxic jewelry, which the LA Times noted for its appeal to pre-teen girls, but failed to act until news reports exposed the high cadmium levels.

In other words, Wal-Mart doesn’t care about your kids’ health, until their reckless attitude hurts their public image.

For more, see the CEH press release, and view this video exposing cadmium in jewelry from Wal-Mart and other retailers:

http://cbs5.com/video/?id=65404@kpix.dayport.com

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