lead paints - any restrictions similar to the lead sinker?
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:56 PM
I have some paints that contain lead that give more brilliant and unique colors that I cannot reproduce with other paints.
!) Is there a push against lead paints for lures similar to the restrictions on lead sinkers?
2) Are there any laws restricting lure manufactures from using lead paints?
3) I heard Canada has banned lead from lures. Does that include lead paint?
As always your input is highly valued!
Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:28 AM
I think you'll need to contact whatever state or province you're worried about, and ask their version of the Enviromental Protection Agency.
I know, here in California, the rules and regulations are totally confusing, so I would have to aske the question myself, and I've lived and fished here all my life.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:51 AM
Please dont read into this as me being a smart ass here but unless you are manufacutring on a large scale, selling on an interstate commerce level, I would just leave this subject alone and not rattle the cage.
I know of at least 2 hardbait manufactureres that still use lead base paint and they are world wide.
By The Way. My Jig Heads are sold Nation Wide and In Canada. The Law requires me to have the appropriate warnings on the package. If you package the baits you are painting I would just put a card in the package with a warning.
Edited by Blades and Baits, 12 April 2008 - 09:58 AM.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 05:11 PM
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Edited by hazmail, 12 April 2008 - 05:13 PM.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:30 PM
Thanks for the replys. BB I do not think you are being a 'smart ass' just good advice.