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Children's Pendants Recalled Because of Cadmium

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High levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium have prompted a recall of "The Princess and The Frog" movie-themed children's pendants, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.

Cadmium is known to cause cancer and recent research suggests it can harm brain development in children.

The voluntary recall by FAF Inc. of Greenville, R.I., includes 55,000 pendants sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. It's the first time a consumer product has been recalled in the United States because of cadmium, the Associated Press reported.

Several weeks ago, the AP published results of an investigation that found high levels of cadmium in "The Princess and The Frog" pendants and other Chinese-made children's metal jewelry.

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