Toy Safety Guide
Over the past year, there have been a number of disturbing reports within the toy industry of toys being choking hazards or being tainted with harmful chemicals. As parents, we realize how difficult these reports can make a decision to purchase toys for your children and we want to be pro-active in communicating with our customers and vendors, to ensure that our entire product line is 100% certified safe for use by your kids.
To that end, we have contacted each of our vendors and asked them to produce a safety notice denoting their efforts to track the safety of their product lines, which we have posted for your review here. We will continue to update this page as we receive any additional information.
We're also providing you, our customers, with a number of links to the US Consumer Product Safety Protection Commission (CPSC) so that you can keep appraised of any recalls that may occur. The frequency with which these toys are becoming tainted and the problems being experienced throughout the industry represent a serious ongoing concern, one that we take very seriously...as we have not just your children to consider, but our own as well.
Safety Statements from our Vendors
Many of our vendors are issuing safety statements to help inform customers about their quality guidelines and testing activities. These vendors are listed below, along with a reprint of their safety information, as well as a link to the shopping page for these vendors.
|Educational Insights||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Educational Insights|
|Folkmanis||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Folkmanis|
|HABA||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by HABA|
|Insect Lore||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Insect Lore|
|International Playthings||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by International Playthings|
|Melissa & Doug||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Melissa & Doug|
|The Orb Factory||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by The Orb Factory|
|Small World Toys||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Small World Toys|
|Thomas Wooden Railway||View Safety Statement||Shop for Thomas Wooden Railway Toys|
|Woodstock Percussion||View Safety Statement||Shop for Toys by Woodstock Percussion|
Safety Information for Individual Products
On many of our product pages, you can now find safety details such as country of origin and a link to the vendor's safety statement. When available, these links appear at the bottom of the Toy Details box (see image to the right). For the products that don't currently show a country of origin, please contact us or check back soon, as we are finishing that process currently.
- CPSC's page for Toy Recalls - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html
- CPSC's page for Children Product Recalls - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/child.html
- CPSC's signup page for notifications - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx