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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Materials or Components That Can Be Used
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):
Other natural materials including coral, amber, feathers, fur, and untreated leather
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
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
Gold, of at least 10 karats
Silver, at least 925/1000 pure
Platinum, palladium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium