All Folkmanis puppets are produced in China under stringent quality guidelines so that they can meet the safety requirements of European Union EN-71 toy safety standards, which are stricter than the U.S. standards. We test to the European Union standards because we have marketed our puppets in Europe for many years.
Under the EN71 standards, they are tested for fire hazard, mechanical and physical properties, and toxic elements such as lead. Any production that does not pass all of these tests is destroyed. These tests are performed by independent laboratories. Copies of the product-specific tests are available for review upon request.
Because we market in Europe, we are currently phasing phthalates out of all of our fabrics. This is not yet a requirement in the U.S., but all of our products will soon be free of them.
Please feel free to contact us with any further questions regarding the safety of our products.