Won't The Cap and Shield Splinter? It's Wood, Right?

Won't The Cap and Shield Splinter? It's Wood, Right?

When exploring eco-friendly alternatives for everyday products, it's natural to question their safety and functionality. A common inquiry we receive is, "Is it wood? Will it splinter?" Let’s talk about the surprising and forward-thinking materials used in our pacifiers.

Not Wood, But Better: What Is Richlite?

Our pacifiers' cap and shield are not made of wood, but a revolutionary material known as Richlite. This composite is crafted from recycled paper and eco-resin, forming a durable, non-toxic, and sustainable alternative that doesn’t splinter like traditional wood. Richlite's unique properties make it an ideal choice for products that require both safety and durability.

Safety First: The Benefits of Richlite

Richlite is not only safe for everyday use but also exceeds the standard expectations of product safety:

  • Food Grade and Non-Toxic: Ensures that the material is safe for contact with your mouth and food, making it perfect for items like pacifiers and kitchenware.
  • Nonporous: Wood is porous, mean it can absorb liquids, and get mildewy, and moldy- even just from humidity. Richlite is not porous- it does not absorb or leech!
  • Dishwasher Safe: Ease of cleaning is paramount, and Richlite’s resilience in dishwashers, steamer bags, and water proves its practicality for daily use. It doesn't absorb water and can withstand temperatures up to 350 degrees F. 
  • Splinter-Free: Unlike wood, Richlite does not splinter, ensuring that it can be used safely by babies.

Certifications That Matter

Richlite's commitment to environmental and health standards is backed by numerous certifications:

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC): Ensures that the recycled paper used comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.
  • Environmental Protection Declaration: Confirms that Richlite is manufactured in a way that minimizes environmental impact.
  • Health Product Declaration: Provides transparency about the health implications of the materials used.
  • Greenguard Certification: Guarantees that Richlite meets stringent chemical emissions limits, making it safe for indoor environments.
  • National Food Safety Certification: Ensures that Richlite can safely come into contact with food.
  • Eco Bind Certification: Indicates that the production of Richlite involves low-emission processes and sustainable practices.

A Sustainable Choice for the Conscious Consumer

We chose Richlite because we prioritize both your baby’s safety and the planet’s well-being. It’s a material that not only meets but exceeds industry standards, providing peace of mind through its robust certifications and eco-friendly attributes. By opting for Richlite, you’re making a conscious choice for a sustainable, safe, and reliable alternative to wood. And it's beautiful!