New ASTM Standard Assures Safety of Children’s Jewelry
FJATA is pleased to announce that ASTM International, the international standards organization, has published the ASTM F15.24 Children’s Jewelry Safety Standard, now called ASTM F2923-11. The process of developing and finalizing the standard took almot two full years, and represents the first peer-reviewed, science-based international standard governing the safety of children’s jewelry.
The addition of the Standard Specification for Consumer Product Safety for Children’s Jewelry into the ASTM library of international standards is a great leap forward for the jewelry industry and the public. FJATA Executive Director, Brent Cleavelnd, chaired the ASTM committee, which included participants ranging from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff, to retailers, manufacturers, testing companies, consumer groups and other stakeholders. FJATA members have a strong committment to the safety standards for children the new standard invokes, and support harmonized international standards that are health protective without resulting in bans on safe products.