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Amber Jewellery and the TGA

Amber Jewellery and the TGA

Recently, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has asked all suppliers of amber jewellery to review the way they market and advertise these products.

To comply with the TGA's advertising code, you can't make claims that products have therapeutic or health benefits unless you can scientifically prove those claims.

As amber jewellery is a traditional remedy, and we don't have the scientific proof that they have any therapeutic or health benefits, we can't say that that do.

This doesn't mean that amber jewellery has been recalled, or that it is any different to what it was before the TGA and ACCC asked suppliers to change their marketing. The change simply means that we can't say that it may help with teething or inflammation as it hasn't been scientifically proven.

Like many other products, there are no Australian safety standards for amber jewellery. However, we ensure that all the amberease products meet the European Safety Standards for amber jewellery, and we have a copy of the certificate.

As ever, we remind our customers that if you choose to use amber jewellery on your children that you should pay close attention to the safety warnings on the packaging.

Amber Jewellery and the TGA

Safety warning

Please note that small objects can pose a choking hazard to infants.

Amber bracelets and necklaces are not designed to be chewed on by children. Parents should:

  • Always supervise their infant child when wearing the necklace or bracelet
  • Remove the necklace or bracelet when their child is asleep or unattended
  • Do not allow your child to chew the necklace or bracelet
  • Consider using alternate forms of pain relief
  • Seek medical advice if there are any concerns about their child’s health and well being.

As ever, if you have any questions about any of our products, please feel free reach out!

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