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Wal-Mart pulls jewelry cited in cadmium report

TAKING SWIFT ACTION A cadmium specialist at the Beijing office of Asian Metal said that products with cadmium are usually directed to the Chinese market


US-based trade groups, as well as distributors and sellers of the jewelry containing cadmium, said their products meet safety standards. Cadmium is regulated in painted toys but not in jewelry.

A cadmium specialist with the Beijing office of Asian Metal Ltd, a market research and consultancy firm, said products with cadmium are normally directed to the ­Chinese domestic market.

“This is just the latest example of the need for stronger consumer safety laws in this country, especially for products manufactured and marketed for children, and shows yet again why products from China should be subject to additional scrutiny,” said ­Representative Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat.

“Between children’s jewelry, tainted milk and contaminated pet food, China has a long record of producing unsafe products, and the US should continue to be wary of all products arriving from China,” DeLauro said.

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