Product Safety

A lighter is a flammable gas tank under pressure and a flame generator. Therefore, it must comply with safety regulations in force and safety happens to be BIC's number one priority.

All BIC ® Ligthers sold in the European Union comply with the EN 13869 Child Resistance regulation*.
All BIC® pocket lighters meet or exceed the international safety specifications of the ISO 9994 standard.
100% of BIC® pocket lighters are made at our own factories with state-of-the-art mass assembly equipment.
Every BIC® lighter undergoes more than 50 separate automatic quality checks during the manufacturing process.
Reviewed by Product Safety Specialists

All products are reviewed by a product safety specialist

Pass Cap and End Closure Safety Standards

All writing instruments comply with the cap and end closure safety standards.

Tested for Lead

Includes tests for lead and other heavy metals.

Approved by a Toxicologist

Inks used in all Writing Instruments are approved by a toxicologist at Duke University Medical Center under the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) or the Arts & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) Certification Programme.

An average of 20 tests are performed on each Writing Instrument product manufactured in-house.

Most of BIC Graphic’s writing instruments are manufactured in our factories.

Partners for product safety and social compliance

SGS

Bureau Veritas

Proud member of SEDEX and SMETA audited, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.

EXAMPLE OF PRODUCT COMPLIANCE:

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE, OUR MOTTO

Year after year, BIC Graphic & Norwood reinforce their efforts to maintain the highest level of product safety excellence and ensure compliance with all applicable standards. Behind this lies a team of experts, each with their own unique background and skills.

  • Their scope covers new products, which pre-qualify with compliance audits in partners’ factories, making sure that they not only keep their inspection commitments, but also test products prior to launch. Existing products are no exception to the rule: they are regularly retested to confirm continued safety and compliance.

WE ARE FOCUSED ON TWO KEY AREAS:

1. Product Compliance

INTELLECTUAL / INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

  • Detailed sampling examination
  • IP rights clearance
  • Wherever the product will be marketed

Product Safety

  • Legal requirements
  • Environmental respect
  • Legislation, applicable standards
  • Compliance assurance by recognised international laboratories
  • Permanent compliance programme (continuous testing)
  • REACH compliance

PARTNERS FOR PRODUCT SAFETY AND SOCIAL COMPLIANCE

socios-seguridad

Example of product compliance:

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