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Trend Finder: Safety Pins & Crosses

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It’s punk made pretty. No longer anti-fashion,safety pins and crosses take a contemporary turn. Where to Find Safety Pins & Crosses (Sponsored): Wouters & Hendrix Freshwater pearl & safety pin earrings Style Number: OSS12-GCu SRP: $209 206-838-7173 www.hitchcockmadrona.com Viento Rhodium cuff bracelet w/cross Style Name/Number: Isabel Cuff/VMCIC SRP: $112.50 212-502-0960 www.susan-company.com   …

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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 to reform recent federal regulations limiting lead and other content in children’s jewelry that they say will unduly burden businesses and possibly eliminate jobs. Members of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which …

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

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Oakland, CA—Target and Walmart removed children’s products including foam bead jewelry from their stores after independent tests showed they contained more lead than legal limits. The action came this week after research commissioned by the California-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of lead, in violation of federal …

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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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Retailers and Handbag Vendors Agree to New Industry Standards on Lead

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Oakland, CA–More than 40  retailers and vendors, including Macy’s, Sears/Kmart, Target, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Guess, Victoria’s Secret and Saks, have agreed to set new industry-wide standards limiting lead in handbags, small leathergoods and other accessories including footwear. The pledge comes as part of a recent $1.7 million legal settlement with the …