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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking for evidence and information on the current restriction of lead in jewelry.

ECHA is reviewing the restrictions and gathering information on the following focus:

  • crystal glass as defined in Annex I (categories 1, 2, 3 and 4) to Council Directive 69/493/EEC;
  • internal components of watch timepieces inaccessible to consumers;
  • non-synthetic or reconstructed precious and semiprecious stones, unless they have been treated with lead or its compounds or mixtures containing these substances; and
  • enamels, defined as vitrifiable mixtures resulting from the fusion, vitrification or sintering of minerals melted at a temperature of at least 500°C.


The deadline for the information is on July 7, 2017.




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