The latest recall of toxic cadmium toys involves some distributed, ironically, by doctors and dentists. These were little trinkets given to kids for being good patients during their office visit. I used to get a lollipop when I was a kid, and that apparently was much safer.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of nearly 70,000 charm bracelets and rings made in China and containing the potentially deadly cadmium. If cadmium is ingested it can cause kidney and bone problems. The commission said parents should immediately throw away the approximately 66,200 “Children’s Happy Charm Bracelets” bracelets and 2,200 rings that have a metal football-shaped charm attached to an adjustable band. The charm bracelets have colored beads and a single metal charm shaped like a butterfly, moon or sun.
This story was reported in more length by the Associated Press.