Lead In Jewellery - European (ECHA) Directive, entry 63 of Annex XVII of REACH
Some of you may recall that in 2011 the EU issued a directive banning lead in jewellery and it's coatings. A five year exemption was made for lead in jewellery enamel and that period has ended so the exemptions are now being reviewed.
The review will look at whether the current exemptions, ie lead in enamel, are still justified. They have launched a call for evidence and we have a short time to assemble a suitable response. We will be contacting those who contributed to the last submission.
It would be useful if anyone has any evidence of comparative testing they have done using leaded and lead free enamels in their work?
David Bainbridge of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd and Lynne Glazzard will be co-ordinating a response.
Thanks for all your help