amber teething necklace

Why they cannot be called Baltic amber teething necklaces or amber teething anklets anymore…

Why we cannot market our amber products as baby amber teething anklets and amber teething necklaces anymore

For many years amber products have been sold throughout the world with the recommendation to use under supervision.

In the absence of a directive to classify and test amber products, they have been classed and tested as toys. As ‘toys’ they contain small parts.

According to EU Toy safety regulations EN-71-1 necklaces are not suitable to use as toys for children under 36 months.

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How many anklets and is it based on weight?

I have seen various comments around the internet that you need a number of anklets based on weight. There is a little confusion there….

We started with two and most of our customers used two.
Those customers then suggested to others that this was the rule and not their own experiences.
It is not a ‘Marketing Ploy’ by us at all, it based on customer experience as shared by customers around parenting groups, not us.

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Response to Essex Trading Standards Press Release 17th Feb 2015

We are aware of the concerns that will be raised by the recent press release from Essex Trading Standards.

The allegations mentioned date from January 2014 (13 months ago) and were due to a labelling error.

We did not have the correct label on the products test purchased and therefore we were guilty and pleaded as such.

A lot has changed since then and we constantly strive as a company to evolve and improve.
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Cannot be called Amber Teething Necklaces and Bracelets / Anklets (EU Labelling Requirements)

There has been a change recently in how Amber Teething Necklaces and Bracelets/Anklets are to be labelled in this country. Previously, amber for teething has been sold throughout the world with the label “Use under Supervision”. Because there is no dedicated EU directive dealing with these products, they must be considered for labelling under the EU Toy Safety Regulations EN-71-1. When considered under this legislation, a certain test is applied to judge their suitability for use under 3 years. This test involves 3 elements; Size, Tension (strength of cord) and Impact. These products will not pass these tests, primarily because of their small size. The contention is that a child under 3 could put the necklace or bracelet / anklet in their mouth, in which case and it would not be safe. So we are obliged to label them as “Not Suitable for under 3 years”. The product as a whole is what is under consideration. There is no question about the amber itself.
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