Careful and attentive blog reader Ben notes that the CPSIA Amendment still bans rhinestones because they can be "mouthed".
What does Congress have against embellishments on jeans and shoes and inexpensive jewelry stones never associated with lead poisoning? Does anyone care about injury data anymore, or have we decided that irrational fear is the way to go on legislation these days?
I hope that rhinestones get released from regulatory purgatory during the mark-up. Come on, Congress, finish the job!