Eurofins | BLC AnchorCert Protect Testing Service


Eurofins | BLC is fully accredited to provide Allergy Testing in line with AnchorCert Protect. We can test metal skin contact products for the presence of 16 metallic elements that may cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis.


Types of products Eurofins | BLC can test for AnchorCert Protect include:

  • Jewellery (jewelry)
  • Watches
  • Sunglasses and spectacle frames
  • Hair accessories
  • Clothing trims


What is AnchorCert Protect?


AnchorCert Protect is a unique UKAS-accredited testing methodology that identifies and measures a suite of 16 metallic elements that may cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis (ACD) and provides regulatory compliance in relation to REACH, Nickel and General Product Safety Regulations for jewellery, watches and other products including spectacles, hair accessories and clothing trims.


It provides compliance for articles in respect to the EU Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, RoHS REACH and GSPD directives as listed below:


  • Nickel Release: EN1811:2011 + A1:2015 [entry 27 of Annexe XVII (REACH)]
  • GPSD: General Product Safety Regulation 2005 from a skin allergy point of view.
  • Lead Content: Entry 63 of annex 17 of REACH Directive (1907/2006).
  • Cadmium Content: Entry 23 of annex 17 of REACH Directive (1907/2006).
  • RoHS: RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC


The AnchorCert Protect test method screens an item and can then determine which elements are most likely to cause a skin allergy and at what concentration within an article.


Why test your metal products for AnchorCert Protect?


AnchorCert Protect enables brands and retailers to offer their customers unrivalled reassurance that their products are highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction, even if an individual has already experienced an allergy in the past.


Having AnchorCert Pro can increase sales, reduce returns, increase customer confidence and future proof against possible regulatory changes to REACH. According to AnchorCert Pro's survey questioning consumers buying fashion watches and jewellery, 82% said they would be more likely to buy from a brand who had tested their products to ensure they did not cause irritation or skin allergy.


Contact us


For further informaton on AnchorCert Pro, contact Eurofins | BLC on email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1604 679 999 to discuss your requirements.


Watch the below explanatory video, developed by the Birmingham Assay Office:



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