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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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Hats Off for New Congresswoman

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Washington—When Frederica Wilson was sworn in Wednesday into the 112th Congress, the freshman congresswoman started her first day on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives without her signature look—a hat. Elected Nov. 2, 2010, to South Florida’s 17th Congressional District, Wilson garnered press not only for her political …

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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 …