Vermont Health Dept. issues warning about lead in toy jewelry

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The Vermont Health Department is warning parents about high levels of lead found in some children’s jewelry and other small metal consumer products.

The Health Department says the products are manufactured by Ganz, Incorporated and have been sold in Vermont.

The warning follows lab tests that found high levels of lead in 12 of 15 pieces of jewelry and other items that were tested.

Health Commissioner Sharon Moffatt is warning parents to keep all metal objects, and particularly items like jewelry, keys and ornaments, away from children under the age of 6.

If ingested, the amount of lead in the products could have permanent health effects for a child.

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