Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) has received a petition (HP 06-1) requesting that the Commission ban toy jewelry containing more than 0.06% lead. The Commission solicits written comments concerning the petition.
The Office of the Secretary must receive comments on the petition by August 21, 2006.
Comments on the petition may be filed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be filed by facsimile to (301) 504-0127, or delivered or mailed, preferably in five copies, to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, telephone (301) 504-7923. Comments should be captioned “Petition HP 06-1, Petition Requesting Ban on Lead Toy Jewelry.” The petition is available on the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. A request for a hard copy of the petition may be directed to the Office of the Secretary.Start Further Info
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Rockelle Hammond, Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway; telephone (301) 504-6833, e-mail email@example.com.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Commission has received correspondence from the Sierra Club requesting that the Commission classify toy jewelry containing more than 0.06% lead as a banned hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA). The request for a ban on toy jewelry containing more than 0.06% lead was docketed as petition number HP 06-1 under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, 15 U.S.C. 1261-1278.
The Sierra Club states that the Commission should adopt regulations declaring that any toy jewelry containing more than 0.06% lead by weight for which there is a reasonably foreseeable possibility that children could ingest be declared a banned hazardous substance under the FHSA. The Sierra Club also states that the 0.06% level may not be low enough to protect children and should be an interim step until a determination of a more appropriate cutoff is made. In addition, the Sierra Club asserts that it believes that toy jewelry is any item that serves a decorative but no or minimal functional purpose that is valued at less than $20 per item. According to the Sierra Club, people are less likely to store such low-cost jewelry in secure containers or out of reach from children.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the petition on the CPSC Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov or by writing or calling the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504-7923.Start Signature
Dated: June 14, 2006.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[FR Doc. E6-9658 Filed 6-19-06; 8:45 am]
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