|Important Safety Message|
We appreciate your concern, especially considering the recent recalls for lead and magnets in children's products, and products in general that come from China.
Our products are coded with the first letters of the item being the initials for the manufacturer. Below is a list of our manufacturers and they're comments on the recent recalls.
AX - Alex - Please be reassured that we take safety very seriously. We test each of our products thoroughly to make sure that they are safe for children, both in the design of the product and the materials that are used to make them. We test to make sure that there is no lead in the products. Most of our toys come from factories that we have been doing business with for many years, and they are partners with us in ensuring the high quality of our products.
GC - Guidecraft - All Guidecraft Products are Child-Safe, Non-Toxic, and Lead-Free.
KK - Kidkraft - Safety Message
August 16, 2007 Dear Parent:
I would like to assure you that KidKraft’s products are not affected by the recent safety recalls involving lead in paint and magnets. KidKraft does not use the factories involved in these incidents. Our products are designed and tested to meet strict safety requirements for children’s products.
We regularly test our products to ensure they meet applicable US regulatory safety standards which include 16 CFR 1500 Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) for mechanical hazards and flammability and 16 CFR 1303 ban of lead-containing paint (CPSC and CPSA). In addition, we test to the soluble heavy metals content requirements and mechanical hazards of ASTM F-963, which is the standard consumer safety specification on toy safety.
CFR = Code of Federal Regulations CPSC = Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSA = Consumer Product Safety Act ASTM = American Society for Testing and Materials
KidKraft is committed to safety and quality of our children’s wooden furniture and toys. You have my commitment that KidKraft remains vigilant in ongoing testing and auditing to deliver products you have come to trust.
Thank you for your continued support.
Steven Z. Lampert President
LC - Little Colorado - All products are made in Denver, Colorado.
The toy industry works continuously to strengthen our rigorous testing and inspection procedures and ensure safe toys. While no one likes to see recalls, the industry’s ability to identify problems and recall products is one of the safety valves of the process. The recent recalls are product- and company-specific and do not reflect the fundamental safety of the toys on the shelves. All questions specifically related to those recalls should be directed to the companies involved. For more information about general toy safety, please see the Toy Industry Association web site at http://www.toy-tia.org