SGS Summarizes Minnesota Guideline for Products Containing Lead and Cadmium

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 064.24 to summarize Minnesota’s guideline for the restriction of lead and cadmium in various consumer products.

Products containing lead and cadmium are regulated in Minnesota under HF 2310, which was signed into law in May 2023. The legislation applies to fifteen products categories:
1. Chalk, crayons, paints and other art supplies
2. Clothing, footwear, headwear and accessories
3. Cosmetics and personal care products
4. Costumes, costume accessories and children’s and seasonal party supplies
5. Craft supplies and jewelry-making supplies
6. Cups, bowls and other food containers
7. Fidget spinners
8. Jewelry
9. Keys, key chains and key rings
10. Outdoor games
11. Play sets and play structures
12. Pots and pans
13. Puzzles, board games, card games and similar games
14. School supplies
15. Toys

    Lead is restricted to 90 ppm (0.009%) and cadmium to 75 ppm (0.0075%).

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has now issued a guideline to help stakeholders comply with these restrictions.  

    SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that can impact their ability to operate. SafeGuardS 064.24 includes details of the products within the scope of the regulation and a table with highlights of the guideline, covering details such as product components, less-accessible components and compliance determination.

    Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 064.24 for more details.

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    SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Minnesota, USA, Issues Guidelines for Products Containing Lead and Cadmium SafeGuardS.

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    For further information contact:

    Melanie Tamayo
    Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
    Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

    Dr. HingWo Tsang
    Global Information and Innovation Manager
    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

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