View Post

MJSA Elects New Board Directors, Re-Elects Officers

In Industry News, People, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories MagazineLeave a Comment

Attleboro Falls, MA—MJSA (Manufacturers, Jewelers, Suppliers, Artisans), the trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, recently re-elected the officers on its board to a second term. The association also added Lee Krombholz and Bimal Das as directors. The new directors come with considerable expertise. Krombholz is …

View Post

CPSC Urges Voluntary Cadmium Limits

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories StaffLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

In Industry News, What's New by Accessories StaffLeave a Comment

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 …

View Post

Consumer Union Urges Limits on Cadmium Levels in All Children’s Products

In Industry News, Reports, What's New by Accessories StaffLeave a Comment

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, …

View Post

MJSA Supports Removal of Preferential Status for Certain Indian Jewelry

In Industry News, What's New by Accessories StaffLeave a Comment

Attleboro Falls, MA—Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has announced its support for a recent government issuance removing preferential duty-free treatment for two types of jewelry necklaces from India. The decision was made during the Obama Administration’s annual review of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. This comes …