Wal-Mart said Wednesday it is pulling an entire
line of Miley Cyrus-brand necklaces and bracelets from its shelves after
tests performed for The Associated Press found the jewelry contained
high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.
statement issued three hours after AP’s initial report of its findings,
Wal-Mart said it would remove the jewelry while it investigates. The
statement was issued along with Cyrus and Max Azria, the designer that
developed the jewelry for the 17-year-old “Hannah Montana” star.
In the statement, Wal-Mart said that while the
jewelry is not intended for children, “it is possible that a few younger
consumers may seek it out in stores.”
removing all of the jewelry from sale while we investigate its
compliance with our children’s jewelry standard,” Wal-Mart said.