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Do your wicks have lead in them?

Our wicks do not have lead in them. Zinc Core wicks made by Atkins & Pearce are not lead alloys, they are zinc. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, they define a lead-cored wick as a wick containing a metal core with greater than 0.06% lead weight in the metal. Atkins & Pearce Zinc Core wicks have a maximum lead content of 0.004%, which is well below the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s standard 16CFR 1500.17 (a) (13).

Lead is a naturally occurring element so we cannot state that our wicks are completely free of lead. However, we have found consistently through regular testing that our wicks have no detection of lead. We ensure all our wicks are safe for our customers.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Sales & Marketing Team. If you would prefer assistance over the phone, feel free to call 1-800-837-7477 during our standard business hours for assistance.