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Safety Pins & Ceosses

It’s punk made pretty. No longer anti-fashion,safety pins and crosses take a contemporary turn. Where to Find Safety Pins & … [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...]

Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

New standards for lead content in handbags and other accessories go into effect December 1.

Oakland, CA--More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy's, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl's, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria's … [Read more...]