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Dec. 2 US: Cadmium and lead result in glasses recall

Posted Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2010

From: CBC News

A U.S. investigation of lead and cadmium in decorative drinking glasses has led to two more recalls, and a ruling that the glasses are children's products, which triggers strict limits on the metals...For items that aren't children's products, U.S. regulations place no limit on lead content.
The company that imported the glasses had insisted they were adult collectibles, but it has announced a voluntarily recall. Vandor LLC of Utah said it would work with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to remove from circulation the approximately 72,000 glasses already sold.
Health Canada has expressed concerns about cadmium, but under the current Hazardous Products Act is unable to launch a recall. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq has called for a voluntary ban on cadmium in products.
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