Information according to REACH Regulation, Art. 33: some articles contains components with a lead content of more than 0.1%.
Lead is used in many automatic turning steels as an alloying element up to a proportion of 3%, but partly also in brass and aluminum alloys. Here are some examples of affected products that may contain lead (without claim to completeness!):
These are usually smaller parts of tools, which consist mainly of non-lead-containing tool or carbon steel.
Corresponding studies have shown that skin contact with such materials is harmless.
However, following the inclusion of lead in the REACH candidate list, there is an obligation for manufacturers and distributors of such tools to inform their customers of the lead content. In the case of commercial customers, this information can be provided, for example, via order confirmation or delivery note. Private end users can obtain this information on request.
This formally necessary indication does not mean that, if used as intended, these tools pose risks. There are also no special precautions to be taken when using them.
For a list of all GEDORE products that contain lead in more than 0.1% by mass in components, see the linked PDF document (0.6 MB).