Safer Jewelry for Children

The government is taking steps to make all jewelry safer for children after a small boy died from lead-poisoning.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously to move forward on banning jewelry that contains lead.

The ban would affect any jewelry that has more than .6 percent lead by weight.

The move comes after a Minnesota boy swallowed a charm pendant last March and died of lead poisoning.

Banning the jewelry will give the CPSC the means to fine manufactures that do not follow the regulations.

WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 5039196 -
Gray Television, Inc.