CPSC Denies Lead Exclusion For Kids' Rhinestones

Law360, New York (July 21, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT) -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officials have voted to deny a requested exemption for lead-content limits for crystal and glass beads in children's products, while promising industry groups that enforcement efforts would focus only on products for children younger than 6.

The three CPSC commissioners decided late Friday to reject a petition from major jewelry producer and retailer industry groups seeking an immediate emergency exemption for lead-based crystal decoration in children's products from enforcement under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

In their petition,...
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