Two of my upholstery softgoods suppliers have discontinued carrying their C hina-made soft goods and some related items, because of hazardous ingredien ts within the goods.
Also, I need a part for a machine and see this posting on the MasterSewUSA website: http://www.mastersewusa.com/accessories.html "We have pulled from our offerings all our China manufactured sewing access ories. Thread, scissors, buttons all are potentially hazardous in light of recent tests on 'Made In China' products that are colored, plastic painted. We hope to find replacements soon. I hope you understand."
I don't know if this applies to domestic sewing and supplies, etc., I have n't been to any local fabric shops, here, recently. Don't know why it sho uldn't be applicable to domestic sewings, as well.
Thought maybe your wife might like to be mindful of this, with her sewing i nterests as they are.