Senate, States Take On Cadmium After CPSC Report

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 6:43 PM EST) -- Just weeks after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission launched a formal investigation into cadmium in children’s metal jewelry, at least three states and the U.S. Congress have introduced measures to legislate the potentially dangerous toys off the shelves.

The Child-Safe Chemicals Act, intended to regulate the sale and distribution of children’s products containing cadmium and other chemicals of high concern, was referred to the Illinois General Assembly Monday.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-103, would require manufacturers and trade associations to report to...
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