Safer Products

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Examples of Cadmium in Jewelry

What Items Qualify as Children’s Jewelry?

Children’s jewelry is defined as jewelry made for, marketed for use by, or marketed to children ages six and younger. The law characterizes jewelry as any of the following ornaments worn by a person:

  • An anklet     Example of a children's bracelet that conrtains toxics, such as lead and/or cadmium
  • Arm cuff
  • Bracelet
  • Brooch
  • Chain
  • Crown
  • Cuff link
  • Hair accessory    Example of a children's ring that conrtains toxics, such as lead and/or cadmium
  • Earring
  • Necklace
  • Pin
  • Ring
  • Tie clip
  • Body piercing jewelry
  • Jewelry placed in the mouth for display or ornament
  • Any bead, chain, link, pendant, or other component of an ornament specified above
  • A charm, bead, chain, link, pendant, or other attachment to shoes or clothing that can be removed and may be used as a component of an ornament specified above
  • A watch in which a timepiece is a component of an ornament specified above, excluding the timepiece itself if the timepiece can be removed from the ornament