March 16, 2015
The State of Connecticut has introduced bills to regulate cadmium in children’s jewelry. Both bills pertain to the implementation of the Task Force on Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry.
- H.B. 6741: An Act Concerning Cadmium In Children's Jewelry
- H.B. 6743: An Act Implementing The Recommendations Of The Task Force On Cadmium In Children's JewelryThe bills also specify that aside from the total content test, children’s jewelry must pass a surface coating test specific to children’s jewelry for paint or any other surface coating. The passing standard for this test is not more than .0075 percent by weight.
- If enacted, the bills would be effective October 1, 2015.
- H.B. 6741 states that each manufacturer of children’s jewelry for sale or distribution shall register their products with the Department of Consumer Protection and that no manufacturer shall sell or distribute any children’s jewelry with cadmium more than .01 percent by weight, while H.B. 6743 imposes a cadmium limit of .03 percent by weight All children’s jewelry shall undergo a total content test before being placed on the market within the state, and the stated limits shall apply separately to each component part.