Darker writing. Erases cleanly. New lead. Perfect for standardized tests. No. 1 selling mechanical pencil (Source: The NPD Group, Inc./Retail Tracking Service/US Actual Unit Sales (Retail & Commercial Combined)Jan - Dec 2017). Always ready, sharp and accurate BIC no. 2 Mechanical Pencils are the smart choice at test time. Lead advances quickly and easily. Smoother, darker writing. Smooth writing lead does not smudge and erases cleanly. BIC Performance Policy (U.S. and Canada): If you are not satisfied with the performance of this product, please return it to BIC and we will gladly replace it at no cost to you. www.bicworld.com. Made in Mexico.