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I am new to embellishing garments with rhinestones and rhinestone studs. I have ordered a few to play around with. After reading a lot of the posting on the forum regarding CPSIA, I am wondering what kind of documentation I need to get from my suppliers for items embellished for youth under 12. When I have called one of the suppliers that I have bought a few from for testing, they told me that the studs I ordered had no lead but the paint on the studs did but had such low levels it was not an issue. When I asked for the documentation on this for my records they acted put out that I would even ask. So with that kind of a response, I thought I would ask others especially those that have been in the business for sometime and ordering a lot of these items what are you asking and getting from your suppliers to ensure that you have the necessary documentation on file. I know that some supplier’s sites indicted on their web site that certain stones are low lead and comply with the regulations. I am not sure that just this posting and printing it for my records meets the requirement. I would appreciate knowing what you are requesting and getting from your suppliers in order to meet the requirements of the regulations. Maybe I am making this more than what it needs to be. Since I am new with the rhinestone embellishing I thought I would ask the experts on the forum for some advice. THANKS!