Safety Products Policy
Content of materials
We continually explore ways to improve the ingredients in our products, always in compliance with applicable global laws and regulations. We consider health and safety factors for all materials we use throughout the life cycle of a product, from research and development (R&D) to manufacturing, marketing, storage and supply, use and disposal, reuse and recycling. The results of this analysis are reflected in the specific standards we develop for each product, through our quality assurance program, and include:
• Lead and heavy metals
It is important to be educated on toy safety standards. Below is some information that will help you know what to look for when selecting safe toys for your little ones. Or drop by our shop and let us help you in person.
Commission for the Safety of Consumer Products of Europe
The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that present a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical risk or can injure children. The work of the CPSC guarantees the safety of products for consumers and their families.
The specific toy safety regulations enforced by the CPSC include requirements and test criteria for:
Paint and other similar surface coating materials
Parents and caregivers trust that Lotographic products are of high quality and safe too. We believe that quality and safety go hand in hand, so we follow a rigorous quality assurance process for all products. Our quality and safety standards are applied at every stage of production, from design and engineering to manufacturing and packaging. Lotographic products are designed to meet all applicable worldwide product safety requirements and we use industry best practices to continuously improve our design and manufacturing processes.
- Pacifiers and rattles
- Noise levels of a toy
- Electric-thermal toys
- Chemistry set
- Sharp edges and points
- Small parts, which could be ingested or inhaled
- Use and abuse test
- Dangerous substances
- Art materials used in toys
These standards are referenced in ASTM F96303.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Incorporating global safety standardization into the world market, ASTM experts represent 120 countries that pass rigorous standards of health and safety accountability. ASTM standards assessments contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services. ASTM is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world; F963-03 specifically deals with toy safety specifications.
European Commission for Safety Standards (CE)
A division of European Consumer Affairs, the European Commission for Safety Standards develops legislative and other actions to promote the interests, health and safety of consumers domestically and internationally. The Commission also promotes consumer policy and high consumer safety standards in international fora and in relations with third countries. Toys that meet these requirements carry the European Community (CE) conformity mark.
To view an Oregon state website showing pictures of recalled toys, visit http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/lead/recalls.shtml
For more information, follow these links:
- American Society for Testing and Materials http://www.astm.org
- US standard safety connections http://www.toy-tia.org
- European Union safety standard
- United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Institute for American National Standards