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39 Common Items that Contain Nickel

Nickel is everywhere, but now you can test for nickel before your skin does with Nickel Alert® ! Once nickel is detected, protect yourself with  Nickel Guard™

Nickel Alert tests for nickel in metal items. Nickel Guard is a barrier coating.

This is a comprehensive list of items that often contain nickel; but it is not exhaustive. Test the metal items with which you often come into contact.

  • Belt buckles 
  • Bra hooks 
  • Bracelets 
  • Brass fixtures 
  • Cell phones 
  • Cello strings 
  • Cigarette lighters 
  • Coins 
  • Chrome fixtures 
  • Costume jewelry 
  • Dental devices
  • Earrings 
  • Eye glass frames 
  • Fasteners 
  • Gold-especially white and yellow 10k and 14k 
  • Guitar strings 
  • Hair pins 
  • Hand tools 
  • Hand bag clutches 
  • Heirloom jewelry 
  • "Hypoallergenic" jewelry 
  • Jean studs 
  • Keys 
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Lipstick holders 
  • Metal buttons and snaps 
  • Metal items at work 
  • Musical instruments (keys, mouthpieces) 
  • Necklaces 
  • "Nickel-Free" jewelry 
  • Pens 
  • Pocket knives 
  • Powder compacts 
  • Razors 
  • Rings 
  • Scissors 
  • Suspender clips 
  • Tuners 
  • Watches and bands 
  • Zippers 

~Did you know?

Expensive white or yellow gold can contain enough nickel to cause sensitization when used in ear piercing.

 Updated: 10-29-19

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