Jewellery Safety On ACCC’s Radar

Jewellery Safety Compliance

Fashion jewellery is also called costume jewellery, it’s generally made with one or more of the below materials:

  • Base metal: brass, copper, aluminium
  • Textiles
  • Leather
  • Plastics
  • Other low-cost materials: glass, straw, wood, ceramic

Fashion jewellery includes necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, hair accessories with decorative elements and decorative attachments on clothing.

The Challenge for Retailers and Suppliers

Fashion jewellery is usually in prolonged contact with the skin. The materials may contain elements that are harmful to the body or which fail to meet performance and durability requirements.

The retailer or supplier has little or no objective method to assess the product’s quality. Therefore the business may face the risk of a high product return rate or an ACCC recall, causing reputational damage to the company’s brand.

Our Solutions and Customised Services

Our team has extensive experience of the quality assurance of fashion jewellery. We’re familiar with the test requirements in Australia. We can provide our clients with a comprehensive range of customised services:

1. Consultancy Service:

We can provide the recommended test requirements or standards checklist for your products. The retailer or supplier can then conduct the testing to prove the product is able to meet the quality requirements.

  • Base metal: Nickle Release
  • Textiles/Plastics: Formaldehyde, Phthalates
  • Performance Test: Tensile Strength, Compression Test, Clasp Durability, Mechanical and Physical properties

2. Compliance Service:

Working alongside our accredited lab partners, we complete your product testing and compliance with speed and certainty.

  • Conduct the required testing
  • Assess the product’s performance
  • Review the product’s packaging

3. Audit and Risk Assessment Service:

If you have any safety concerns or are uncertain about the products in your store, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can conduct a quality audit:

  • Review samples and reports
  • Evaluate your risk level
  • Provide recommendations or a summary report
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