CPSC Seeks Expedited Action On Cadmium Standards

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging two ASTM International subcommittees to move forward with their development of national consensus safety standards for the presence of toxic heavy metal cadmium in children's jewelry and toys.

CPSC staff members wrote Tuesday to the chairmen of the ASTM subcommittees on children's jewelry and toy safety encouraging them to expedite approval of up-to-date cadmium testing and approval standards, which could serve as the basis for federal mandatory standards if adopted.

In order to help guide the subcommittees' work,...
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