Do the inks on the diapers with adorable designs contain heavy metals?

The inks in our diapers are free of lead and other heavy metals of concern.

Any potential trace levels of these materials in the inks in our diapers occur below levels that may be harmful to human health1 and background levels (soil/ environment).2

1There are 8 heavy metals regulated in children’s products and toys under The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). CPSIA is a law passed in 2008 providing The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) with new regulatory and enforcement tools to ensure the safety of consumer products, including children’s products. The following heavy metals are known to have health implications for children: Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Mercury, and Selenium. None of these heavy metals are added intentionally to the inks used in our diapers or occur above levels with potential to cause harm to human health.

2Heavy metals occur in nature, and trace amounts of them are found just about everywhere, including in soil. The US Geological Survey regularly assesses attributes of soil. The USGS has measured heavy metals in soil and thus their findings can be considered naturally occurring background levels. So, we tested to ensure that our diaper inks do not contain any of the 8 metals regulated by CPSIA in children’s products and toys above background levels.

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