US mega retail brand, Wal-Mart has confirmed the withdrawal of a range of Miley Cyrus-brand bracelets and necklaces from its stores following tests that suggested the jewellery contained elevated levels of cadmium.
The charms — also available exclusively at Walmart stores — were sold under the general brand name ‘Fashion Accessories’.
Cadium is a known carcinogen. Research suggests that as with lead, it may impede brain development in the very young.
However when worn under normal circumstances, the jewellery is safe. Concerns only arise when the jewellery is sucked or bitten.Hannah Montana brand | 1 Comment »>
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““When will it end”? That question must have been asked scores of times over the last week by Tiger Woods, his management, family, friends and brand sponsors.Brand expert, Branding, celebrities, Gillette brand, retail brands, Tiger Woods brand | No Comments »>
It appears that, for now at least , the $1bn brand-man, Tiger Woods still has the support of his key brand sponsorBrand expert, Branding, celebrities, Misc, Sports | No Comments »>
With a brand like ‘The Beatles’ it is virtually impossible for the iconic godfathers of pop to go wrong when this week they release a video a game and remastered back- catalogue of some of the world’s best loved music. So why now and what next? The marketing people behind the new play-along video game [...]British brands, celebrities | 1 Comment »>
Last night I watched the memorial service on TV for the ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson. During the commemoration, two speakers in particular struck me by what they said. The first was the Rev. Al Sharpton. Directly addressing Jackson’s children he said: “There wasn’t nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy [...]Brand expert, Branding, celebrities | 4 Comments »>
Anyone old enough, remembers where they were when they heard that Kennedy was assassinated. In the 1977 I was in a coach car park when people shouted – literally wailed – over the death of Elvis Presley. I remember the assassination of Lennon. Kurt Cobain’s ‘official’ gunshot wound to the head and the loss of [...]celebrities, Misc | 4 Comments »>
Lewis Hamilton’s loss in Brazil is certainly notthe end of the road for the rookie racing sensation. According the brand Forensics expert, Jonathan Gabay,providing that he turns fate, if anything the near-win makes his futurebranding prospects a dead-cert. “ Itadds to the excitement and anticipation. Although Hamilton came seventh, he still produced the final’s fastestlap. [...]Branding, celebrities, Sports | No Comments »>
In the week that Radiohead reinvented music distribution and pricing, the original ‘High Priestess of Reinvention’, Madonna announce her intention to add her own twist on how music is packaged. She has left her record label Warner Brothers and hook up in an unprecedented £60 million, ten-year deal with Live Nation Inc, a global concert [...]celebrities | 1 Comment »>
Is the Diana brand strong enough to sing about this Summer?On July 1st a rock concert billed as ‘a celebration of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’ will be held at the newly re-launched Wembley Stadium.The concert for Diana, conceived by her sons, will be facing some tough competition. Already one million tickets have been [...]celebrities, Leisure | No Comments »>