Every parent knows that the most important thing about toys is toy safety. A toy can be super fun or very educational, but safety is the absolute foundation for any toys that are going to be used by children.
It is also something we value the most at Meland. Whatever toy we create, we make sure it's safe for children to play with.
What Is Toy Safety
Toy safety means that a toy meets certain standards and requirements set by authorities to make sure it is safe for children to use.
These standards are designed to protect children from injuries, choking hazards, and other dangers that might be posed by a toy.
Why Is Toy Safety Important?
Toys are supposed to bring joy to kids. However, according to reports, there were nearly 150,000 toy-related emergency room visits for children aged 14 and younger in America.
That's why we need to make sure toys are safe. Most toys come with instructions for play. And we always recommend parents or adults to be around when kids are playing with toys.
However, children and their wild creative minds always come up with new ways to play with toys. It's especially true with younger children. For example, while most toys are not edible, lots of kids always love to "check" with their mouths.
That's why it's crucial for toy makers to anticipate how children might possibly play with the toys and make sure to minimize the risks no matter how toys are being played.
Get To Know Toy Safety
One of the most important law about toy safety is The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). According to CPSIA, children's toys need to:
- Comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules;
- Be tested for compliance by a CPSC-accepted accredited laboratory, unless subject to an exception;
- Have a written Children’s Product Certificate that provides evidence of the product’s compliance; and
- Have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging where practicable.
Children's toy need to have Children's Product Certificate (CPC). It shows the toys meet with the toy safety standards. The toy safety standard refers to ASTM F963-17, which is a comprehensive standard addressing numerous hazards that have been identified with toys.
We need to make sure that the right materials are used for the right age group. For example, while some plastics might be safe for adults, they could be harmful to children if they were to put them in their mouths. The type of paints must be safe and non-toxic.
Toys should also avoid sharp corners or edges for any potential hazards. Toys with small items are something to watch out for too. Usually, toys for very young children do not have small items because of choking hazards. Depending on the toy design, sometimes small parts are necessary. In this case, parents are strongly advised to supervise children all the time when they play with such toys.
Meland Toy Safety
We take pride in ourselves for providing high qualitative safe toys for children. All of our toys have Children's Product Certificates. Every two years, we send our toys to third-party testing and make sure our toys meet all the updated requirements.
We always use the right materials for each of our toys.
The paints we used are all non-toxic.
Our designers make sure there are no sharp corners or edges in any of our toys.
And we design most of our toys to be appropriate for children of all ages.
We want parents to feel confident about our toys and we want them to trust us that Meland toys are safe for children. If you have any questions about toy safety, drop us an email and we're more than happy to chat.