Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CPSIA Approved Materials...

Table B - These materials or components can be used (separately or
in combination) and sold (provided they have not been treated or altered
or undergone any processing that could result in the addition of lead):

* Precious gemstones: diamond, ruby, sapphire or emeralds
* Semiprecious stones provided that the mineral or material is not based on lead and is not associated with any mineral based on lead
* Natural or cultured pearls
* Wood
* Other natural materials including coral, amber, feathers, fur, and untreated leather
* Surgical steel
* Gold, of at least 10 karats
* Silver, at least 925/1000 pure
* Platinum, palladium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium
* Yarn, dyed or undyed
* Dyed or undyed textiles (cotton, wool, hemp, nylon, etc.), including children’s fabric products, such as baby blankets, and non-metallic thread and trim. This does not include products that have rhinestones or other ornaments that may contain lead or that have fasteners with possible lead content (such as buttons, metal snaps, zippers or grommets).
* Children’s books printed after 1985 that are conventionally printed and intended to be read, as opposed to used for play
* Certain educational materials, such as chemistry sets

The Commission has provided limited exclusions for products containing component parts that contain lead in excess of the 600ppm limit; specifically:

* Components that are not accessible, that is cannot be reached by a small child’s finger or tongue. Paint and other coatings or electroplating are not considered barriers that make a component inaccessible.
* Components of electronics devices (pdf) intended for children that cannot be made inaccessible and cannot currently be made with a lead level that meets the limit.

Guidance on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
for Small Businesses, Resellers, Crafters and Charities


Dave Robertson February 11, 2009 at 11:54 AM  

Hi Stacey, good idea and good work compiling this list! Very useful information.


Blue Fairy December 25, 2009 at 7:23 PM  

Great information, it make easier my search!

Good Job!
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Bitty Bambino December 2, 2011 at 4:22 PM  

This is amazing! I have been tearing my hair out worrying about selling things illegally. Thank you soooo much for putting this together, truly a lifesaver.