REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, it is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). As the EC write in its website, "the aim of REACH is to improve the protection of human health and the environment through the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances. At the same time, REACH aims to enhance innovation and competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. The benefits of the REACH system will come gradually, as more and more substances are phased into REACH". Article 33 for instance regulates the information process, which has to be granted if products contain more than 0.1 % weight by weight.
An updated candidate list (date 25.06.2020, see https://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table) according to article 59 (1, 10) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 („REACH“) was published. Our articles and their packaging materials can contain the following substances included on The updaed candidate list in a concentration above 0.1 % weight by weight:
Lead (CAS 7439-92-1, EC 231-100-4)
Cadmium (CAS 7441-43-9, EC 231-152-8)
Details please see our official statement here.