On January 12, 2010, CPSC Chairman Inez Tennenbaum announced that the CPSC has launched a formal investigation into children’s metal jewelry from China that, according to Associated Press (AP) reports, contains unsafe levels of cadmium. Many Chinese manufacturers have turned to cadmium as a replacement for lead in light of new lead limits and testing and certification requirements established by the CPSIA. Tennenbaum urged Chinese manufacturers not to use cadmium, barium or antimony as lead replacements in their children’s products. Currently, there are no federal limits on cadmium in children’s jewelry.