Calif. Lawmakers Limit Cadmium In Kids' Jewelry

Law360, New York (August 26, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT) -- California's Senate has passed a bill that would limit the amount of cadmium allowed in children's jewelry, the latest push to rid children's merchandise of the toxic metal.

The California State Senate passed the bill, which prohibits the manufacturing or sale of children's jewelry containing more than 0.03 percent cadmium by weight, on Wednesday. It will now to go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign.

The bill would impose civil and criminal penalties on suppliers who knowingly make or sell jewelry containing cadmium. The penalties for...
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