31 Dec '13, 12am

Lead-Tainted Accessories Abound at Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Wet Seal via @onswipe

limiting the concentrations of heavy metals in their products, popular mall-based clothing chains, including Charlotte Russe , Forever 21 , and Wet Seal are still hawking lead-contaminated purses, belts, and shoes, according to the Center for Environmental Health , the Oakland, Calif. watchdog that filed the lawsuit in 2010. Although the center’s investigators have recorded a progressive reduction in lead-tainted accessories—retailers such as Guess , H&M , J.Crew , and Target committed zero violations this year, for instance—independent lab tests revealed that purses, belts, and shoes aimed at thrift-conscious young women exceeded safety limits of 300 parts per million of lead in leather goods and 200 ppm in vinyl products hundreds of times over.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/lead-tainted-accessories-abound-...

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