Teen fashion clothing store Aeropostale and Saks outlet stores have pulled from its shelves necklaces that had high levels of toxic metal in them. Environmental groups tested the necklaces and the necklaces showed to have high levels of cadmium, which could be harmful to consumers. Aeropostale has gone one step further, saying that no cadmium will be acceptable in its jewelry and suppliers will have to prove that products are clean with independent lab testing. Lately, cheap metal jewelry warn by children and often imported from China have been the focus of federal regulators, lawmakers, and retailers because of potential product liability.
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