SAFETY

All of the silicone materials that Dents de Bébé Teething Boutique uses have been tested by a third party-testing facility and unless otherwise indicated, have been shown to be:

  • BPA free

  • FDA approved, food grade silicone

  • Odorless and Tasteless

  • Lead Free

  • Cadmium Free

  • Phthalates Free

  • Mercury Free

  • In compliance with FDA, AS/NZS ISO 8124, CPSIA, ASTM F963, EN71 and CE

The products sold by Dents de Bébé Teething Boutique are intended for use by adults and should never be left with an unattended child. The small parts on our produts can present a choking hazard for small children and should never be left around an unsupervised child or baby.

We inspect all materials and products that we receive from our suppliers to ensure that we are sending only the best to our customers. Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers however, Dents de Bébé Teething Boutique waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products.

As shown by third-party testing, the materials of all of the products that we carry have met very specific safety and quality standards, however, in no way whatsoever does this bind or obligate Dents de Bébé Teething Boutique to any responsibility for our products, or their use. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for our products and/or the use thereof. Customers should always inspect and monitor the wear and tear of their products, discontinuing use at the first sign of damage.

All products are intended for adult wear only and to be used by baby as a teether only while being worn by an adult.  Babies and children should never wear Dents de Bébé Teething Boutique products or handle them while not being worn by an adult. The cords and clasps on the products that we carry are not intended to be chewed on and should not be used as such.

Each Dents de Bébé product has been designed and crafted with safety as the #1 priority. All necklaces are made as follows:

  • Beads are secured by knots to ensure they stay in place. (The only exception to this is the Lisa Shannon Teething Necklace, which allows the beads to move around the cord as an additional feature to keep babies still and entertained.)

  • Necklaces are secured by breakaway clasps, which are designed to release if too much force is applied to the necklace. This feature helps keep baby and the adult safe from harm, should baby get too feisty!

  • The ends of every cord, whether inside the breakaway clasp or at the end of a pendant, have been tied in a tight knot and melted to ensure the knot does not come loose.

We are so proud to provide you with non-toxic options for fashionable jewelry!

TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND IN SOME COSMETIC JEWELRY

CADMIUM

Cadmium is used to make the coating of jewelry shiny and to add weight and mass to each piece. However, cadmium is also a toxic heavy metal and a suspected carcinogen (cancer causing). Chronic cadmium ingestion can lead to kidney damage, bone loss problems, vomiting, diarrhea and even death at high enough doses.

 

Children are particularly susceptible to these health effects.

www.dtsc.ca.gov

PHTHALATES

Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break. Phthalates are used widely in polyvinyl chloride plastics, which are used to make products such as plastic packaging film and sheets, garden hoses, inflatable toys, blood-storage containers, medical tubing, and some children’s toys. Some types of phthalates have affected the reproductive system of laboratory animals. More research is needed to assess the human health effects of exposure to phthalates.

 

www.cdc.gov

LEAD

Lead has often been used in jewelry to make the article heavier, brighten colors, and to stabilize or soften plastic. However, lead can be dangerous, even deadly when used in jewelry.

Lead is a toxic metal, which doesn't break down in the environment and accumulates in our body. High levels of lead have been found in jewelry, especially inexpensive children’s jewelry. Exposures to lead can lead to a number of health problems including behavioral problems, learning disabilities, joint and muscle weakness, anemia, organ failure and even death.

Lead is particularly dangerous to children because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults do and their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.

Babies and young children can also be more highly exposed to lead because they often put their hands and other objects that can have lead from dust or soil on them in their mouths.

A pregnant woman's exposure to lead from these sources is of particular concern because it can result in exposure to her developing baby.

www.epa.gov

BPA

BPA is a manmade industrial chemical. It's a key building block in polycarbonate plastic, which is used to make a wide variety of products. BPA is an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that are not naturally produced in our bodies but can mimic or block the action of our own natural hormones.

 

BPA has been shown to mimic the female hormone estrogen.  This upsets the normal processes of development for growing babies and young children and the functions necessary for maintaining an adult body. In lab tests on animals early in life, BPA has been shown to cause altered brain development, reproductive abnormalities, and obesity, among other conditions. There is strong evidence that BPA is toxic to the ovaries and the uterus.

 

www.nrdc.org

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