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CPSC Urges Voluntary Cadmium Limits

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Washington—The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday that jewelry manufacturers, consumer groups and other affiliated groups should develop standards to govern safe levels of cadmium used in toys and children’s jewelry. While the long-awaited guidance statement from the CPSC clearly rejected calls from some environmental and consumer advocacy groups …

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New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

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North Kingston, RI—Responding to a new state law limiting cadmium in children’s jewelry that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed this week, the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association (FJATA) once again urged consumer organizations, retailers and jewelry manufacturers to work toward a voluntary federal standard on cadmium and other heavy …

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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, …

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Task Force Formed Over Cadmium Risk in Accessories

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North Kingston, RI—The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association has formed a safety task force to advise federal agencies who could regulate the use of cadmium in jewelry, handbag hardware and other accessories classifications. The association created the task force in response to what executive director Michael Gale calls recent “inaccurate …