Hey, Mom! Take those “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” brand children’s Christmas and winter-themed bracelets away from your kids and throw them away.
That’s the latest safety alert from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The charms on the bracelets tested with very high levels of cadmium.
The bracelets, which were sold at dollar stores nationwide, were flagged by the Associated Press in a January story about cadmium in children’s jewelry products.
These bracelets are the second round of children’s metal jewelry recalled by CPSC because of high levels of cadmium. The first was a recall of two “Princess and the Frog” necklaces.
CPSC reiterates that parents and caregivers should not allow young children to be given or to play with cheap metal jewelry, especially when they are unsupervised. Swallowing, sucking on or chewing a metal charm or necklace could result in exposure to lead, cadmium or other heavy metals, which are known to be toxic at certain levels of exposure.
Buy-Rite Designs of Freehold, N.J., The company that made the Rudolph bracelets, has gone out of business. Sorry, no refund.