Category: Metals

Recent Cadmium Recalls Spark Concern and Legislation

On Tuesday, July 13, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall in cooperation with Tween Brands, Inc. of about 137,000 pieces of children’s jewelry containing high levels of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal. Tween Brands owns Justice, the clothing store for...

Wal-Mart Cracks Down on Cadmium

Wal-Mart announced last month that it has begun testing many of the children’s products it sells for cadmium. According to the company’s April 26, 2010 announcement, “all toys, child care articles, children’s costume jewelry and children’s jewelry craft making kits” will be tested for cadmium...

Lithium Battery Safety Advisory

The DOT today issued a lithium battery safety advisory to increase aviation industry awareness In its continuing effort to promote the safe transportation of lithium batteries, the Department of Transportation today issued a safety advisory in the Federal Register targeting shippers and carriers responsible for...

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Manufacturers must recycle mercury-containing light bulbs in Maine

In late June, Maine became the first state to require manufacturers to establish recycling programs for compact fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury. The new law, titled “An Act To Provide for the Safe Collection and Recycling of Mercury-containing Lighting,” will go into effect on September...

Question of the Week #6

NEW TO OUR BLOG – A FEATURE WE CALL OUR QUESTION OF THE WEEK We will be putting up a consumer product safety question every week. The answers will be forthcoming the following week along with a new question posed. Check back frequently and let...