Toy Testing - Child Safety Week
Child safety is always our highest priority at Bigjigs Toys. Our p...
Toys are valuable tools for development as your little one grows and the importance of keeping playtime safe is one we don’t take lightly. Child safety is always our highest priority at Bigjigs Toys. Our products exceed testing standards to ensure safe play for little ones.
Bigjigs Toys’ own designed products are evaluated and risk assessed throughout each stage of development. It is important to ensure all potential hazards are considered at the design and sampling stages and well ahead of any confirmed production. Bigjigs Toys products go through rigorous testing in approved and accredited laboratories to ensure they are safe for children to play with.
Our toys are tested against and exceed the EN71 regulations and standards, what does this mean? Here’s just a few of the things looked at throughout testing:
EN71-1 Mechanical and physical properties
This stage of testing ensures no loose parts or sharp edges could become a hazard for a child while being played with.
All toys and fabrics are tested against a number of different factors to ensure optimum safety in the event of a fire.
EN71-3 Migration of toxic elements
This stage of the testing looks at the materials, paints, stains and lacquers used to produce the toy. It ensures no harmful chemicals make contact with your child’s skin or mouth during play.
Here’s what our design team had to say:
“When developing toys the initial idea will always evolve and change when factoring in various constraints into the designs such as, product size, age appropriateness, choice of materials and of course cost...
For us, the child safety rules and regulations are paramount; like ensuring little fingers can grip and manipulate the parts safely and that any moving parts are robust enough to handle rough play.
Child safety rules vary between age ranges and also change from country to country. These variations are important to consider into any new design. As toy designers, we have to factor all this and more into our designs as we develop ideas from initial concept through to final product.
It is important to Bigjigs Toys as a Company that we ensure our toys are fun, engaging, great value and above all, safe to play with.”
The Bigjigs Toys range is BPA free, phthalate-free and lead-free and is produced from high quality, responsibly sourced materials in ethically compliant factories around the world.
When you buy a toy from us, you buy generations of play, developmental support and a guarantee that the utmost care has gone into producing that product.