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Pantone Releases Spring 2011 Colors

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Carlstadt, NJ–Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration for Spring 2011, designers continue to satisfy consumers’ “need for escape” with color combinations that transport them to foreign lands. Each season, Pantone surveys fashion designers on their prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy, then creates …

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Consumer Union Urges Limits on Cadmium Levels in All Children’s Products

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Yonkers, NY—Following Consumer Reports’(CR) tests that found “worrisome levels of heavy metals” in a rhinestone hair barrette, a cell phone charm and a child’s vinyl raincoat, Consumer Union urged the Consumer Products Safety Council (CPSC) to develop a regulation for cadmium limits for all children’s products. The nonprofit Consumer Union, …