Carolyn BerryOwner, The Berry Fit Company
Written By: Carolyn Berry
Swarovski is the world leader in the manufacture of crystal for industrial and consumer applications, including figurines and jewelry. Their formulas are based on years of experience, and the quality of their products is recognized throughout the world.
Recently, there has been an increased regulatory focus on potential human exposure to lead from various consumer products.
While made with lead, the crystal manufacturing process creates a matrix which greatly retards the mobility of lead. By contrast, lead in other materials such as unplated metal containing lead may be available for surface exposures. Although Swarovski believes that the use of their products poses no significant risk to human health, they are nonetheless working closely with industry trade groups, regulators, and legislators to develop enforceable standards with consistent lead limits and which take into account the low accessibility of lead from crystal.
Due to their commitment to sustainable development, social responsibility, innovation, creativity, and the courage to think and do the unprecedented, ADVANCED CRYSTAL is an example of their boundless capacity to innovate. Advanced Crystal is a pioneering recipe that sets new standards, far exceeds the state-of-the-art technologies that are the norm within the brance and had been registered for patent by Swarovski.
Advanced Crystal conforms with lasw, safety requirements, norms and non-mandatory standards that include the following: CPSIA, RoHS, EN 71/3, ASTM F963-8, Packaging Directive, Nickel release and OEKO-TEX. It complies with current lasw goverrning restricted and prohibited substances in finished products for numerous segments. It meets the highest quality criteria for the classification of crystal glass, unparalleled brilliance, dazzling depth of color and technical precision.
In plainer English, the majority of Swarovski Elements products already meet the standard of Advanced Crystal. The remainder of the products are being transitioned in their entirety. Swarovski as well as Berry Fit Company, llc, which uses Swarovski crystals exclusively, are always interested in your safety as a consumer as well as meeting new standards as the bar is raised.
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