GO
Loading...

Crime Inc.

Quiz: CNBC Quiz: Counterfeit Goods

Question 1 of 10

In June 2010, three people were convicted in Los Angeles for selling counterfeit jewelry containing what toxin?

  1. Cadmium
  2. Lead
  3. Mercury
  4. Toxaphene
Correct!

James Ken Oh and his wife Jacqueline were the owners of Elegance Fashion Mart, a Los Angeles jewelry store. Along with store manager Joon Yeop Kim, they pleaded guilty to charges of introducing and delivering a hazardous substance. At issue was counterfeit jewelry that lab tests showed contained lead. A lot of lead. In fact, it was almost 20 times the amount of lead declared safe for handling by children by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Despite the high content of the toxic material, the three sold the jewelry with a label declaring it "lead free."

SOURCE: 3 Plead Guilty To Importing, Selling Fake Jewelry | Southern California Public Radio