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New ASTM Adult Jewelry Standard Treats Adults Like Children

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  • 12:51PM Jul 25, 2013
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The recently released “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Adult Jewelry” (ASTM F2999) is surprisingly similar to ASTM F2923 which specifies requirements for Children’s Jewelry. The limits are identical for the content of paints and surface coatings for antimony (Sb), arsenic (As), barium (Ba), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se). While the lead […]

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CPSC’s Decision on Cadmium in Toy Jewelry – Solubility and Accessibility Matter

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  • 1:40PM Feb 06, 2013
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently denied a petition asking the Commission to ban “any metal toy jewelry containing more than trace amounts of cadmium by weight, which in a foreseeable manner could be ingested by children” as a hazardous substance. The Commission’s engagement with ASTM committees in the development of ASTM standards (ASTM […]

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