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Cadmium, lead found in drinking glasses

Commemorative drinking glasses in front of plastic test containers at the Toy Testing Lab, in Warwick, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Drinking glasses depicting comic book and movie characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” exceed federal limits for lead in children’s products by up to 1,000 times, according to laboratory testing commissioned by The Associated Press.

The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets — made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank — contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children’s products is 0.03 percent. The same glasses also contained relatively high levels of the even-more-dangerous cadmium, though there are no federal limits on that toxic metal in design surfaces. Get the full story »

More children’s jewelry recalled for cadmium

One of 19 styles of children's jewelry recalled. (CPSC)

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.

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