Retailers to Remove Lead-Based Jewelry for Kids

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says two major nationwide retailers have agreed to stop selling lead-laden children's jewelry that his investigators are finding on store shelves.

Big Lots, a discount retailer, and Michaels Stores Inc., a major crafts store, will immediately discontinue sales of the jewelry at its stores across the country.

Other regional retailers including Pure Allure of Oceanside, Calif., and, of Tucker, Ga., Dollar Days International of Scottsdale, Ariz. are also settling investigations with Cuomo and taking the lead jewelry off their shelves.

Several companies are paying fines.