Monday, September 24, 2007

Cancer charity recalls lead-laced bracelets

The Friends of Mel, a cancer charity based in Massachusetts, is recalling 200,000 bracelets it sold as a fundraiser after discovering they contained lead.

According to their website (note that this is their main page, and thus may change in the future):
When we learned that there may be lead in the bracelets, we took the proactive step of hiring an independent lab and sending random samples for testing. These tests confirmed that, though the beads contain no lead, the small rings have a high lead content. The Foundation had a written assurance from a foreign supplier that the bracelets did not contain lead.
The bracelet is pictured above. Since the above statement says "foreign supplier" I'm wondering if it's China (naturally). The foundation first found out about the problem after receiving an e-mail that a 9-month-old boy apparently ingested lead from a bracelet. If you have a bracelet, you can return it to:
The Friends of Mel Foundation
Post Office Box 1660
Wakefield, MA 01880
They will send you a new one and reimburse you for your postage.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember that black people cause skin cancers in us through their African American Incidental UV Transfer too. It's the leading cause of skin cancers and melanomas among whites.

The 3 melanomas I have had removed each resulted from being around too many blacks. My dermatologist told me to reduce my exposure to blacks and that I wouldn't have the problem any more. He was right.

Wear sun screen around blacks and if you can help it don't shake their hands. It's always best to apply sun screen when going into meetings and ect with blacks. It's always best to wipe off your key board and ect after a black uses it.

It's not about race; it's about health!

Justin Hogg

Anonymous said...

You're a meshugenah racist.

muebles said...

This cannot really work, I feel so.