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Cadmium Probe Causes Jewelry Recall

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A Rudolph charm, which contains the heavy metal cadmium. (AP)

Federal regulators are recalling more children's jewelry due to high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.

This time it's charm bracelets with a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" theme sold at dollar-type stores. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the items should immediately be taken away from children and thrown away.

Cadmium emerged as a major safety concern earlier this year after an Associated Press investigation reported that some children's jewelry contained as much as 91 percent of the heavy metal, a carcinogen that also can damage kidneys and bones.

Thursday's recall is the second related to cadmium by the safety commission, which says it continues to investigate the issue.