What You Need To Know About Teething Jewellery
Silicone necklaces are designed to help aid teething troubles for little ones, but it is vital to note that they are not toys. They are designed as adult jewellery items and should only ever be enjoyed whilst firmly secured around an adults neck. The necklace should never be worn by a child and you should never give your child the necklace to play with or leave them alone with it as it poses a choking/strangulation risk. Your little ones safety is always the most important thing and the wearer must assume full responsibility for its use.
The cord and clasp are not designed to be chewed on or put in a child’s mouth.
Check the beads, cord and clasp regularly for any damage and stop use immediately should this occur. Clean the necklace before its first use and regularly after each wear using warm soapy water or disinfectant wipes.
Here at HexNex, we place safety ahead of EVERYTHING else. At the end of the day, your little one is the most precious thing in the world, and we want to ensure the products you select for them are safe and fit for purpose.
Teething products use a BPA free, high quality, food grade silicone, which is produced in China. At HexNex, all our silicone comes from our one, trusted manufacturer, who we have worked with from the very beginning. As well as sighting their own safety documents, we have also had extensive tests carried out here in the UK, by independent labs, to ensure the silicone is suitable and safe.
Whether you choose to buy from us, or you decide to shop elsewhere, you need to make sure the seller can answer this question:
"Have your necklaces been tested in UK labs as whole units?"
Many sellers are put off by the high cost of testing their teething necklaces in UK labs. But this is the ONLY way to ensure that the construction of the necklace is safe and strong enough for it to be used as a teething item, including tests carried out on the cord and breakaway clasp. Simply relying on the test certificates provided by a silicone supplier is not sufficient, as this shows that the silicone is safe, but not the necklace as a whole. Testing also ensures that the packaging carries the correct warnings and safety information, to make sure you'll be fully informed about the product you're buying. If the seller cannot provide these documents, then think carefully before purchasing from them.
European Safety Standard EN71, parts 1-3, is a set of regulations relating to toy safety including toxicity, flammability and physical properties. Although our necklaces are NOT TOYS, we have had them tested to the relevant parts of this standard because they will be interacted with closely by babies. This does not, however, make them safe as toys and as such a teething necklace should never be given to a baby or child to play with because of the long cord and the risk of choking.
HexNex Jewellery LTD disclaims, as far as possible, any liability for any damage, loss, injury, claims, costs, expenses, professional fees and any other liability resulting out of the improper use of a teething necklace or the failure to properly supervise any baby or child.