Navigation Links
CPSC & Congress Speak Out, Take Action on Heavy Metals in Children's Jewelry

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 11, 2010, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez Tenenbaum issued a statement at the APEC Toy Safety Initiative Dialogue in Hong Kong, China, warning manufacturers against the use of cadmium, antimony and barium in lieu of lead in children's products. Tenenbaum followed this statement with a written warning to parents on January 13, 2010, advising that they "not allow young children to be given or play with cheap metal jewelry."

Backing up the rhetoric with action, Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4428: The Children's Toxic Metals Act with a proposal to ban the manufacture, sale and distribution of children's jewelry containing cadmium, barium or antimony. A similar bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).

These actions come in the wake of concern prompted by an Associated Press investigation showing that some children's jewelry sold by major retailers in the United States contain high levels of cadmium, a highly toxic heavy metal.

Chairman Tenenbaum's Statement to Manufacturers:

Chairman Tenenbaum's Statement to Parents:

Text of H.R. 4428:

SGS has a global network of accredited testing laboratories offering a wide range of services including analytical testing and consultancy for chemical and non-chemical parameters in a comprehensive range of toys and consumer products for worldwide markets.  For more information on how SGS can help, call 800-777-TEST or e-mail

About SGS Consumer Testing Services

SGS Consumer Testing Services is a division of the SGS Group, which is the world's leading verification, testing and certification company. The company's comprehensive testing, product inspection, process assessment and technical services cover the entire supply chain from product development to retailing for electrical products, wireless products, soft line products, hard line products and food products. SGS' global network and expertise provide a single consolidated source that can help manufacturers, suppliers and retailers reduce risk, improve efficiency and product quality, and ensure compliance to both national and international standards. SGS Group has more than 50,000 employees and over 1,000 offices and laboratories in 140 countries. For more information about SGS Consumer Testing Services, visit  

SOURCE SGS Consumer Testing Services



SOURCE SGS Consumer Testing Services
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Dishler Laser Institute Announces “I Hate My Glasses” Video Contest -- Win Free LASIK, Submit Your YouTube LASIK Video
2. TBT Payment Acceptance Solutions Announces Launch of Redesigned “User-Friendly” Website,
3. Innovative Orthopedic Nailing System Receives CE Mark using Oxford Performance Material's OXPEKK BioFlex™
4. Life for Relief & Dubai Charity to Send $1.25 Million in Emergency Relief for Haiti Earthquake Victims
5. Brown & Toland to Match Employee Donations to Partners in Healths Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
6. U.S. Department of Justice Alleges Johnson & Johnson Paid Kickbacks to Steer Nursing Home Prescriptions: Joins Chicago Pharmacist's Whistleblower Case
7. New Provider of Tablet/Capsule Packaging Solutions For Offers State-of-the-Art Equipment In The United States & Mexico
8. Tranquil Touch, LLC to Introduce TheraPostion™ at the 2010 Parker Chiropractic Seminar in Las Vegas
9. Florida Brain Tumor Association & Moffitt Cancer Center Presents: The Bridge to Hope
10. Statewide Outreach & Information Service Program Operated by Northern California Cancer Center to End
11. Hie Electronics Introduces Blu-ray™ Based TeraStack Solution for Green Data Storage
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic ... World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. ... some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is ... a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the ... one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, ... at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health ... annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading innovator ... more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced it ... funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed by ... private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate the ... market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... "Pharmaceutical Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, ... Formulation (Oral, Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market ... at a CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: