Checking it Twice...
Posted by jeckert on 05/03/2010
Since recently removing thousands of pieces of toxic Chinese-made metal children's jewelry from its shelves, Walmart is taking more steps to ensure that certain safety issues are not recurring. The Chinese manufacturer of the jewelry had been using cadmium, a toxic substance, as a replacement for lead. Now Walmart is tasked with testing for cadmium in jewelry, toys, crafts, bibs, pacifiers, and other children's products. The fact that Walmart is so unsure of the safety of the products they are purchasing--especially children's products-- should be a red flag in and of itself. Read more here.
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