The following letter was provided by Small World Toys regarding the quality and safety of their toys. It is reprinted here for your convenience.
August 22, 2007
Dear Retail Partner:
In an effort to address the current concerns about recent recalls of toys that have paint with excessive levels of lead, we want to assure you that Small World Toys has always and continues to take the necessary actions to ensure the safety of our toys.
Toys sold in the U.S. are subject to strong mandatory regulations and voluntary standards, making these toys among the safest products in the home. Small World Toys has rigorous procedures in places that it directs its vendors to follow to assure that all of the products it imports in the U.S. comply with applicable mandatory and voluntary standards. To the extent possible, Small World Toys also conducts tests on and inspections of products after they are received in the U.S.
Toy safety is an ongoing, year-in, year-out priority at Small World Toys. We are committed to continuous testing and inspections to ensure the highest quality and safety of the products we distribute. We are confident that Small World Toys will continue to develop and distribute the great products that have kept us in business for the past 46 years.
Thank you for your continued trust and support.
Safety & Compliance Manager