All C in C product comes securely packaged in small plastic boxes with foam inserts. Products are shipped unassembled to prevent damage and allow their customers the ability to customize their units. C in C products are cast in T-35 alloy which is 38% tin with the balance being lead. It is safe to handle and you cannot get lead off with skin contact. NY state at one point considered putting all lead based products out of use, and in testing, they showed that C in C products were safe. The owner has used, hand cast and production cast in T-35 for over 35 years with no negative effects and C in C has not had any worker claims as well. They stand behind the safety of our product.