Tween brands recalls children's metal jewelry

July 14, 2010 4:46:34 AM PDT
It's the latest in a series of recalls involving the toxic metal cadmium. About 137,000 pieces of imported children's jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls have been recalled because of high levels of the metal. The stores are Justice and Limited Too. The voluntary recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Tween Brands Inc., owned by Dress Barn Inc., recalled some Chinese-made children's metal jewelry on Tuesday, due to high levels of cadmium in them.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company decided to pull out about 137,000 metal necklaces, bracelets and earrings priced between $7 and $16 and sold at Justice, Limited Too and an online store. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children.

The CPSC said consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice or Limited Too store for a full refund.

No incidents or injuries have been reported yet, the CPSC said.

Dress Barn shares were up 2.6 percent Tuesday afternoon on Nasdaq.