Walmart Pulls Toxic Kids’ Jewelry from its Shelves: Have You Been Exposed?

The Associated Press reported on May 19, 2010, that Walmart has pulled its Miley Cyrus line of children’s jewelry and accessories.

Walmart Faces the Consumer Product Safety Commission

The decision to pull the popular jewelry line featuring celebrity Miley Cyrus came following reports from the Associated Press that Walmart had been continuing to sell the items despite knowing months ago that the jewelry was contaminated with high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium.

Cadmium poisoning can result in symptoms that include:

  • Intense Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Disruption in Sense of Small
  • Lowered Kidney Function
  • Reduced Bone Mineral Density

Reports indicate Walmart knew of the contamination as far back as February, when they received test results showing the products were toxic. Despite the information, Walmart continued to sell the make-it-yourself charm bracelets to consumers nationwide.

After the Consumer Product Safety Commission wanted Walmart to test their products, a spokeswoman for Walmart told a Consumer Product Safety Commission hearing that testing such items would be ‘too difficult.’

How You Can Get Help with Product Liability Issue in Georgia

Consumers dealing with these product liability issues think that Walmart should take responsibility not only to the consumers who purchased their toxic products, but to the workers who made them.

The CPSC is taking this very seriously after many complaints from consumers who want to see justice.

Product liability and the risks from contaminated products are not entirely new to Product Liability lawyers in Atlanta. There have been several cases before where large retailers have had to recall products because of contamination.

If you or a family member has suffered from defective products or devices, please contact one of our expert attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. at the following number: 404-885-9999 (local) or 866-910-0642 (toll-free).

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