Today, the CPSIA posted a petition from the Federal Jewelry Trade Association to ask that crystals and glass beads be excluded from the current "banned components" list in children's jewelry.
The proposed regulations reads as follows:
"The Commission should issue a temporary final rule amending Part 1500 by adding a new provision as follows:
Exemptions from total lead limits under Section 101 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act for glass and crystal beads and rhinestones and glass and crystal decorative articles and objects.
(a) The following class of materials used in children's products is excluded from the prohibitions of Section 101(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act:
(1)glass and crystal beads or rhinestones less than 1 gram in children's products primarily designed or intended for children age six (6) and younger;
(2) glass and crystal beads or rhinestones in children's products primarily designed or intended for children 7-12; and
(3) all decorative uses of glass and crystal such as picture frames, lamp and figurines in children's products.
To read the entire proposal, click the link below:
Let's keep our fingers crossed that they vote on this soon!