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One of the 343 pieces of jewelry found to have lead and cadmium concentrations 1,000 times higher than levels deemed safe for consumers. (courtesy Calif. Dept. of Toxic Substances Control)

LA Merchants Face Hefty Fines Over Toxic Jewelry Charges

Regulators found 343 pieces of toxic jewelry with lead and cadmium concentrations — some as high as 1,000 times than levels deemed safe for consumers.

07/17/2012

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Recall Recalled: Feds Say Lead-Tainted Superhero Glasses For Adults

Remember those collector’s glasses that were deemed a threat to kids due to their cadmium content? Well, they aren’t for kids after all — and now the U.S. says their perfectly safe.

12/10/2010

(AP PHOTO)

Feds Probe Lead-Tainted Comic Character Drinking Glasses

U.S. officials say the glasses featuring characters from “Star Wars” and “The Wizard Of Oz” contain up to 1,000 times the federal limit for lead in children’s products.

11/22/2010

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