April 20, 2015
The House of the State of Massachusetts has referred HB 253: An Act Relative to the Sale of Children’s Jewelry to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. The bill establishes that all children’s jewelry for sale should meet the requirements of ASTM F 2923-14, Standard Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry, in effect since October 1, 2014.
The bill defines children’s jewelry as jewelry designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 years of age or younger to be worn as an item of personal ornamentation, not including:
a. Toys or other products intended for use when a child plays;
d. Footwear; and
e. Any other product whose purpose is primarily functional and not ornamental.