Wal-Mart toxic Miley Cyrus jewelry pulled. Miley Cyrus’s jewelry at Wal-Mart is found toxic with high levels of metal cadmium. The retailer is pulling the entire line of brand necklaces and bracelets from the shelves.
The store chain learned of the cadmium contamination after early testing was conducted in February. Long-term exposure to cadmium can lead to bone softening and kidney failure. It also is a known carcinogen, and research suggests that it can, like lead, hinder brain development in the very young.
The news is a devastating blow to the brand. There are many questions raised as to why the store continued to sell it after the tests. On April 9, the company required all suppliers to prove that items sold to children had little or no cadmium.
The company also told the Consumer Product Safety Commission that testing items would be too difficult. The retailer said that it the charm bracelets were made in China and was sold for “juniors” without defining an age group. Critics suggest that Walmart should be the one defining the age, since they are the retailer that sells the product.