Current Federal law regarding lead content in "children's jewelry" is being challenged by many states. Due to the confusing and contradictory nature of the legislative process we can no longer advise as to whether our products will meet the wide ranging, and ever changing criteria for "children's jewelry."
We can verify that as of January 1, 2012, California Health & Safety Code section 25214.1 – 25214.3 requires:
Cadmium content in any jewelry item (plated or not) that is manufactured, shipped to or sold in the state may not exceed .03 % (300 ppm).
Lead content in "children's jewelry" is limited to no more than .06% (600 ppm)
Lead in unplated jewelry components for sale to any age may not exceed 1.5% (15,000 ppm)
Lead in any electroplated jewelry item may not exceed 6% (60,000)
In addition, a notice of compliance to this standard is now required either to each sales outlet, on the product packaging, or on the shipping container.
We can also verify that under the existing Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), lead in children's jewelry may not exceed 100 ppm. While there is no current federal limit on cadmium content, it would appear likely that the federal government will adopt the recent California limit of no more than 300 ppm cadmium.
An independent laboratory test of each of our metal receipts is conducted on a regular basis. That information is available in a Table of Metal Receipts on this web site. Certified copies of those results are available upon request.
TierraCast provides this information as a public service and believes that it is substantially true and correct. It is not provided as a legal opinion and should not be relied upon as such by businesses in their efforts to comply with current legislation in any country.