Today, Claire’s Boutiques is recalling children’s metal charm bracelets due to high levels of cadmium.
The “Best Friends” bracelets were sold as a three-bracelet set and have heart lock charms attached to them. The charms contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
The bracelets were sold from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire’s for a full refund or replacement product.