California state officials are warning parents about a new lead danger...this time in children's jewelry.
One third of the more than 125 pieces of jewelry that were tested showed excessive levels of lead.
Authorities say lead in jewelry is especially dangerous since it often breaks and children
Tend to put it in their mouths.
One piece of jewelry was a pendant from a gumball machine from an Oakland fast food restaurant —–it was nearly solid lead!
State officials have ordered the stores to take the lead–tainted items off their shelves.
The state has notified the federal consumer product safety commission of its findings.