I have recently, due to popular demand, started making Bracelets for children. If I am truly honest I have avoided children's Jewellery for many reasons due to British standard regulations. I was recently asked to make them wholesale for a friend and upon inspection of the rules, discovered some interesting facts. The first and most concerning is the fact that where children's Jewellery is concerned, if something is deemed to look like a dog and bark like a dog then in the eyes of the law it is a DOG. So even though I may make something in bright colours for young adults and honestly intend it for young adults, the law deems if it could be mistaken for a child's item then legally it is a child's item.
Looking at the styles today of young adults, it is very hard to differentiate what is for a child. I'm in my early thirties and I still like Charms with hello kitty or pretty cats etc. Yet in the eyes of the law that item could been seen as a child's item and is therefore governed by Child's fashion Jewellery law. This area of the law is constantly changing, and I am very far from a law student but you must avoiding anything with lead or cadmium in them. Obviously the product needs to be well made. Don't fall into the trap of stating an age limit. You may have seen on children's packaging not suitable for up to 36 months. by stating that you are saying you have had the product tested and it needs to be an older child. You also can't simply state that the product is for adults only, this will not save you, remember IF IT BARKS LIKE A DOG AND LOOKS LIKE A DOG, ITS A DOG...
The best way I can recommend is talking to your customers and asking them who the items are for and steering them towards a child proof item. Explain to them the pit falls and hope they make the right decision for you both.
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