1.1 This specification establishes requirements and test methods for specified elements and for certain mechanical hazards in adult jewelry. It does not purport to cover every conceivable hazard of adult jewelry. It does not cover product performance or quality, except as related to safety. This specification has no requirements for those aspects of adult jewelry that present an inherent and recognized hazard as part of the function of jewelry.
1.2 This specification applies only to adult jewelry, as defined in . Children’s Jewelry, which is defined as jewelry designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 and under, is addressed in another ASTM standard, Specification .
1.3 This specification does not apply to the following:
1.3.1 Accessories (for example, handbags, belts),
1.3.2 Apparel (except as described in (q)),
1.3.3 Footwear (except as described in (q)), and
1.3.4 Any other item whose primary purpose is functional (e.g., keys, key chains, or other items not primarily intended to be worn as a personal item of ornamentation).
1.4 This consumer safety specification includes the following sections:
Intended User Labeling and Warnings
Specifications for Lead in Adult Jewelry
Specifications for Adult Body-Piercing Jewelry
Specifications for Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury and Selenium in Paint and Surface Coatings of Adult Jewelry
Specification for Cadmium in Certain Substrate Materials of Adult Jewelry
Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Chromium, Mercury and Selenium in Substrates of Adult Jewelry
Representations Regarding Nickel Exposure in Metal Components of Adult Jewelry
Specifications for Phthalates in Adult Jewelry
Liquid-Filled Jewelry Requirements
Mechanical Requirements for Adult Jewelry
1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the test methods portion of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with jewelry use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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