A lot of jewelry buyers are having a tough time keeping their jewelry up to date, with most stores and online sellers either shutting down or leaving the market altogether.
The latest news comes from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which said on Monday that some of the nation’s largest retail retailers have been selling unbranded jewelry to consumers.
It also said some retailers are “actively seeking to avoid” reporting that some jewelry is made with human body parts.
The CPSC is a U.S. government agency that helps oversee consumer safety and other consumer products.
It said on its website that the agency had found that a small number of retailers, including Macy’s, Sears, Kohl’s and TJ Maxx, are selling jewelry that was made from “parts of the body of an animal.”
“Many of these retailers have a long history of selling animal products and we will continue to investigate any violations of federal consumer law,” the agency said.
The agencies consumer safety team said it has asked more than 40 retailers and online retailers to identify whether they are selling “products that are in violation of federal law.”
The agency said the investigation will continue into the companies practices and take time to determine if any violations have occurred.