Having lost on the lead front, it appears that the creative and cunning Chinese mfrs (and their communist corporate counterparts in America) have conspired to seize victory from the pernicious youth of America by adding cadmium to cheap jewelry and selling it cheaply. Victory favors the bold! Onward fellow manufacturers! Seriously, WTF to China and WTF to America. China - are you really letting mfrs use cadmium in material that is being distributed to humans? Those things are ending up in the US, not Taiwan and Tibet. America - are you really letting corporations get away with allowing this? They must be testing this crap before they bring it over from there. And how do you pass a law that imposes crazy testing requirements on small resellers, but fails to comprehensively ban dangerous substances from items targetted towards children (rather than just toys)?