City health officials find dangerous lead levels in children's jewelry

Department issues a nuisance order to the vendor

BALTIMORE - Baltimore City health officials found up to 2,400 times the maximum allowable lead level in jewelry sold by a local vendor. 

The lead levels are so high, the Baltimore City Health Department has issued a Notice And Order To Remove Health Nuisance to Choice Corner, on West Lexington Street to prohibit the sale of two items of jewelry.

Those items were identified with a lead level in metal components above 100 parts per million. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has been alerted to the most recent findings.

The Health Commissioner is deeming all products of the same style and manufacturer of these items to be a nuisance to public health. These products may not be offered for retail sale in Baltimore City.
 
Excess lead levels in children can severely impair development and can even cause death.
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