Our products meet the following testing stander

Testing  Overview

You may or may not be aware that there are certain testing requirements which cover the types of products we supply. All companies which import products must make sure that their products comply with the relevant requirements of REACH – the EC regulation on chemicals and their safe use - and other legal requirements such as EN71 Child Safety Regulations.

What Do We Need to Test for?

Nickel Release

REACH regulations require that products which come into close and prolonged contact with the skin must not release more than 0.5 micrograms of nickel per square centimeter  of surface.

Cadmium Content

REACH regulations,  limit the amount of cadmium permissible in certain products .  All plastics, including epoxy resins and all metal jewellery components, including hair accessories, watches and wristwear must contain fewer than 100ppm (parts per million) of cadmium.   Paints with a zinc content exceeding 10% by weight must contain fewer than 1000ppm of cadmium and painted articles must contain the same limit in the paint used on them.  

Lead Content

As of 9 October 2013,  all items of jewellery imported  after this date must not contain more than 500ppm of lead.  There are exceptions to this in that crystal glass, vitreous enamel and gemstones,  providing that the gemstones have not been treated with lead,  are permitted.