At Posh Little Tutus our goal is to create products that are both beautiful, and safe for children. All of our products are labeled in accordance with the new CPSIA labeling laws for children’s products.
As of February 10, 2009, items sold as "children's products" for children under the age of 12 must be tested for lead levels and phtalate levels.
This is governed by the CPSIA and the link available for questions:
Our tulle is 100% flame retardant nylon. It is considered exempt from testing at this time, and meets all CPSIA standards.
Our baby hats are 100% cotton and are considered exempt at this time from further testing.
Our basic woven printed and unprinted ribbons do not contain total lead in excess of 100 parts per million.
This certification is supported by the Material Safety Data Sheets supplied to us by our domestic yarn, dye and ink suppliers. Our ribbon does not contain any phthalate plasticizers, including di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and di(n-octyl) phthalate (DNOP).
We consider product safety a top priority and we have already tested our products in full. We tested the crochet hats completed with a silk flower, a cotton beanie completed with a silk flower and a silk flower with rhinestone, a cotton sunhat with silk flower an elastic headband with flower and Swarovski crystal. They all met the CPSIA standards!
Please contact us for a copy of any certification with a purchase of one of our hats or headbands or completed hair accessories.
Due to the new CPSIA laws, starting Jan. 2010 we will no longer be using our Large Rhinestone Jewels. We will however be replacing these with Top Quality Swarovski Crystals.
Swarovski crystals do contain lead; however these crystals have been extensively tested to confirm that no lead can be leached out from inside the crystal, even if ingested.
"How is lead in crystal different from lead in other products? Crystal has unique properties. The crystal manufacturing process creates a matrix, which greatly retards the mobility of lead. In other words, lead is bound into the structure of the crystal. Because of this structure, lead crystal poses no significant risk of excessive lead exposure to human health via surface contact (hand to mouth), mouthing or even ingestion.
Has crystal been tested to assess the potential for lead exposure? Swarovski crystals have been tested under a variety of test methods for extractable lead, including the CPSIA’s Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Lead (Pb) and Its Availability in Children’s Metal Jewelry, ASTM F963-03 (the standard on accessible lead in toys), and EN 71 (the European standard for lead in toys). Test conditions and procedures do vary, but lead levels are well below regulatory limits even when the crystal is crushed and tested in an acid solution to maximize the release of lead. "
Swarovski is working directly with the CPSC to have their crystals exempted from the total lead limits of the CPSIA, due to the inaccessibility of lead in Swarovski crystals. While this exemption is under review, we feel that the crystals have been sufficiently tested, and their safety documented, to confirm that our products are safe for children and adults alike, and for the time being, will continue to offer Hair Accessories, Tutus & Boutique clothing with Swarovski crystals.
As always many of our items contain small parts. Each boutique item is labeled with a small parts safety note. Please supervise children less than 3 years while wearing our products.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!