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October 14, 2012
Reed Saxon photo

This Oct. 10, 2012, photo shows jewelry containing high levels of the toxic metal cadmium purchased by The Associated Press at small shops in Los Angeles during a 19-month period ending in March 2012. Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep such toxic trinkets out of children’s hands, an AP investigation shows.

Eugene Hoshiko photo

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, Inez Moore Tenenbaum, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, appears during a joint news conference following the second China-EU-US high-level Trilateral Summit on Product Safety in Shanghai, China. Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep such toxic trinkets out of children’s hands, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Reed Saxon photo

This Oct. 10, 2012, photo shows jewelry containing high levels of the toxic metal cadmium purchased by The Associated Press at small shops in Los Angeles during a 19-month period ending in March 2012. Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep such toxic trinkets out of children’s hands, an AP investigation shows.