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Recall for this jewelry because of health-threatening heavy metal

Recall for this jewelry because of health-threatening heavy metal



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Manufacturer recalls costume jewelry for toxic cadmium

Leslii GmbH from Saarburg in Rhineland-Palatinate has started a recall for a necklace because the material used to manufacture the gemstone bezel is almost entirely made of cadmium. This heavy metal is toxic and can harm your health.

Noticeable cadmium content

Leslii GmbH from Saarburg (Rhineland-Palatinate) is calling back the leslii BE FASHIONED necklace with article number 210211749, EAN 4250980317568 and the production date 10.09.2015. As reported by the Federal Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its portal "Lebensmittelwarnung.de", the material used to manufacture the gemstone surround is made almost entirely of cadmium. The advertising tag with the lettering "leslii" therefore also has a striking content of cadmium.

Significant health impairments
“The heavy metal cadmium is toxic and is thought to be carcinogenic. Cadmium can also damage the genome, ”says the portal“ Lebensmittelwarnung.de ”.

According to experts, studies of costume jewelry in recent years have repeatedly found that cadmium-containing costume jewelry finds its way to Europe and the German market.

The heavy metal can “be absorbed through food or get into the body through the air, which is why other sources of exposure should be as low as possible or should be avoided,” writes the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety on its website.

Although there are defined limit values ​​for cadmium in costume jewelry, according to experts, these are repeatedly exceeded.

"The limit values ​​were not set out of jokes and madness, but serve to protect the health of consumers," said Baden-Württemberg's Environment Minister Franz Untersteller in a message.

If cadmium gets into the body, it can have a significant negative impact on health. The minister announced further controls on market surveillance. (ad)

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This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.



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