Written by Associated Press
(AP) — A Los Angeles company accused of selling jewelry for children that contained dangerous levels of toxic lead and cadmium has been fined $1.6 million.
State officials on Tuesday said a judge approved the judgment this month against Luxy Accessory and its owner, Hyun Sook Kim.
The Department of Toxic Substances says one pendant was found to be 80 percent lead and some items were labeled “lead free.”
The company has no working phone number and couldn’t be reached Tuesday.
Luxy was one of several companies sued by the state attorney general’s office six years ago for selling tainted jewelry.
Authorities say repeated inspections showed Luxy continued to sell tainted jewelry until it was quarantined last year.