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Lead in Kids Jewelry from China Prompts Ban

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Lead in Kids Jewelry from China Prompts Ban

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Lead in Kids Jewelry from China Prompts Ban

Lead in Kids Jewelry from China Prompts Ban

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High levels of toxic lead are turning up in inexpensive children's jewelry — much of it made in China.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled millions of pieces of jewelry in recent years, but it now says the only way to deal with the problem is to impose a ban on such items.

Congress is considering the issue. California isn't waiting. Next month, a new law banning lead in children's jewelry goes into effect.

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