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New York Assembly Introduces Bill for Establishing Standard for Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

April 20, 2015

The Assembly of the State of New York has introduced Assembly Bill 6672 which amends the Public Health Law by directing the Commissioner of Health to establish a standard for the use of cadmium in children’s jewelry. The bill establishes that, until the maximum quantity of cadmium is determined by the commissioner and made effective, children’s jewelry sold or distributed in the State may not release more than 0.5 ppm cadmium.

The bill also authorizes the commissioner to order recalls or prohibit the sale of children’s jewelry violating the said limits.

This bill is now referred to the Committee of Health.