Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)


CPSC Delays Final Rule on Certificates of Compliance

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Washington—Responding to written requests from 32 trade associations as well as 58 public comments raising issues, the Consumer … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Q4 Profit, Sales Down, But Beats Estimates

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Fort Wayne, IN—Vera Bradley, Inc. today reported a 23% drop in its fourth quarter profit hit by a sales decline and a write-down … [Read more...]

Seminar: Regulatory Updates in Apparel, Accessories for Retailers, Manufacturers

"The Final Pieces are in Place:

New York and Fairfield, NJ—The latest regulatory developments for the apparel and accessories industries will be discussed on … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Call for Reform of Lead Safety Laws

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Washington—An alliance of 18 trade organizations, including jewelry and accessories, are asking the U.S. House of Representatives … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Walmart, Target Pull Kids Jewelry, Toys Due to Lead Levels

High levels of cadmium were found in some children's jewelry made in China

Oakland, CA—Target and Walmart removed children's products including foam bead jewelry from their stores after independent tests … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

New Testing Method Speeds Lead Analysis

By using High Definition X-Ray Fluorescence (HDXRF) lead content can be detected faster than ever before.

East Greenbosh, NY--A new test method for measuring lead in components used in products such as apparel and accessories could … [Read more...]

Cadmium Update as CPSC Issues Latest Recall

"Best Friends Forever" jewelry, subject to recall

Washington--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued Tuesday its sixth voluntary recall of imported children jewelry … [Read more...]

Trade Associations Support Safety Standards on Cadmium

"Best Friends Forever" jewelry, subject to recall

As government agencies expand their investigations into cadmium levels in children’s jewelry, industry trade associations are … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]