Kids' Jewelry, Mostly From China, Poses Lead Hazard

Law360, New York (August 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hundreds of thousands of children's jewelry tainted with lead are still being sold around the United States, despite the federal government's two-year long effort to treat the threat, and the source seems to be concentrated mainly in China.

Unannounced federal inspections revealed that 20% of children's jewelry posed a potential poisoning hazard because of the cheap metal, the New York Times said on Sunday. The percentage was even higher in separate surveys by health officials or lead experts in Ohio, Massachusetts and Maryland.

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