These studded peplum belts from Asos tested positive for radioactive activity.
Sometimes studs can be dangerous. Case in point? The studded peplum leather belt from UK-based fashion online retailer ASOS. The belts tested positive by the U.S. Border Patrol for the radioactive element Cobalt-60, according to a report published Tuesday in the The Guardian. The belt in question was stopped at customs, on it's way into the States. It didn't get very far.
A spokesman for ASOS released the following statement: "A product supplied to ASOS did not meet UK health and safety standards. ASOS worked with all relevant authorities and undertook a precautionary product recall, in line with our high standards of quality and customer care. No other ASOS product lines are affected."
According to the Daily Beast
, the recall was voluntary and the toxicity levels were low enough that you'd have to wear the belt for 500 hours to really start to worry.
Why you would wear a studded peplum belt for 500 hours? Don't ask. How the heck did Cobalt-60 become embedded into such a
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