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WIMA sponsors two certification programs to benefit its members and consumers. The pencil and eraser certification programs ensure the products that carry the certification seals conform to the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. For its members, WIMA has retained an internatonally recognizing testing company with Board certified toxicologists to review materials used, determine if any labeling is required, and report approval for use of the certification seal on that product.
The pencil certification program was established in 1971 and continues today as a model for all programs. The program reviews all components before they are manufactured into a pencil.
The eraser certification program covers all erasers sold separately from pencils. The program reviews all of the components used in the manufacture of erasers before they can be used.