You rightly expect high quality and product safety from Villeroy & Boch. No lead, cadmium or other heavy metals are added to the glazes and porcelain compounds. Heavy metals may be present in paints or decorative images as complexing agents. Before the market launch of the product and at regular intervals, internal and external laboratories conduct independent tests on heavy metal levels. We always comply with the required threshold values. You can find the declarations of conformity here:
In general, all our decors, with the exception of tableware with precious metal components, are microwave-safe. Decors with gold or platinum plating are not suitable for use in the microwave. You can find details for each item on our website.