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    In the first settlement of its kind, national jewelry seller Tween Brands Inc. will effectively eliminate the toxic metal cadmium from the bracelets, necklaces and other items it sells.

  • This Sept. 9, 2010 photo shows an Olympus Innov-X Delta Handheld XRF Analyzer testing glassware decorated with a Ronald McDonald character for cadmium, lead and other toxic elements in Los Angeles. The device is used for the analysis of environmental, geological, biological, industrial and other samples. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Feds are investigating drinking glasses with lead

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010  file photo, glasses with characters from "Return of the Jedi" and "The Wizard of Oz" are seen during a test for cadmium, lead and other toxic elements in Los Angeles. The federal agency that declared lead-laced Wizard of Oz and superhero drinking glasses were children's products has reversed itself and said the glasses are, in fact, for adults. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission says that as a result the glasses are not subject to a previously announced recall. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

    AP IMPACT: Cadmium, lead found in drinking glasses

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  • Another cadmium jewelry recall _ 137K Tween pieces

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  • This undated handout photo provided by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) shows a Delta crib. More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs. (AP Photo/CPSC)

    2 million baby cribs recalled over safety worries

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  • 2 million cribs deemed unsafe, recalled

    Citing a potential threat to babies' lives, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 2 million drop-side baby cribs from seven different manufacturers on Thursday.

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