Toy Jewelry

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Six months after the biggest toy recall in history, the government has capped the amount of lead allowed in cheap children's jewelry.

Last July, concerns over the trinkets, sold mainly at dollar stores and in vending machines resulted in the recall of 150 million pieces.

Importers agreed at the time to stop selling the jewelry containing lead until the Consumer Product Safety Commission determined safe levels.

Under the new policy, a piece of jewelry should not have lead content of more than point-oh-six percent, the same standard used for paint.

Studies say even small amounts of lead ingested by children can cause neurological damage, or behavior and learning problems.


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