FAQ – Wooden Toys
What type of material do you use?
To produce our toys, we mainly use premium quality materials as beechwood and rubberwood, for some parts we also use high quality plywood, pine and MDF.
Where are your products made?
Our toys are made in China. We work closely with several large factories and periodically visit manufacturers. It is very important for us to know that the standards of quality and labor safety are match the world highest standards.
Does your product contain phthalates?
No, our toys do not contain phthalates, and any other toxic substances dangerous for a child.
How are your toys tested?
Starting work on a new toy, we always think about making the toy useful, educational and of course safe, for this we at the development stage think over all the design features associated with it, then before launching into production, the toy is tested in an independent laboratory, where comprehensively checked to be completely safe for the child.
What does CE marking mean?
This mark means that the product complies with basic requirements such as health, safety, function, environment and compliance with prescribed control procedure. We are always monitor the latest updates in safety and security requirements as they are introduced.
How do I know that your toys are safe for my child?
Safety of toys for the child is one of the basic principles on which our work on the toy is based. Our toys, before they go on sale, are shipped and successfully pass certification to European (EN 71), The USA (ASTM), Australian (AS) and New Zealand (NZS8124) quality standards.
What are EN 71 and ASTM certifications?
EN71 is a set of European Product Safety standard that applies to all toys sold in the European Union. EN 71, is broken down into Parts: Part 1 – Mechanical & Physical Properties of Toys, Part 2 – Flammability of Toys, Part 3 – Migration of Certain Elements.
ASTM International’s Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety (F963) has been considered the “gold standard” for toy safety. F963 covers toys for children under 14 years of age, including plush toys, balls, games, dolls and action figures, infant and preschool toys, battery-operated toys, ride-on toys, projectile toys, and many more. The standard includes requirements and test methods related to small parts, sharp points and sharp edges, chemical and material safety, ingestion, pinching, battery overheating, use and abuse, and other potential hazards.
Size Considered Choking Hazard
In the United States, the Child Safety Protection Act requires warning labels on packaging for toys containing small parts. A tool called the small parts test fixture is used to measure toy parts. It is a cylinder tube that is 1.25 inches in diameter and between 1 and 2.25 inches deep. It is designed to mimic a child’s mouth and pharynx. Any object that fits in the tube is considered a small part and must have a label on its packaging indicating it is a choking hazard for small children.
What type of dyes do you use on your products?
Generally, we use water-based colors. Where water-based dyes could not be applied we use NC paints.
How should I care for wooden toys?
First of all, you should remember that submersion or exposure to water can cause the wood to swell and distort. To clean wooden toys, you may apply wet towel and once cleaned any moisture should be removed immediately with a dry cloth.