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Toy safety: a priority

Toy safety: a priority

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No question of being alarmed for anything, but it is better as much as possible, leave nothing to chance. Especially with a very young child. To eliminate the danger, it is essential to be well informed, to read instructions for use, etc. So, are you familiar enough?

Before robbing the toy department, a little lesson on mistakes not to commit thanks to the recommendations of Monique Ansaldi of the French Federation of Toy and Childcare Industries, responsible for quality, safety and counterfeiting.

Toy Safety: Have the right reflexes

  • Make a habit of always looking for the obligatory mention "CE" which must be clear and visible on the packaging or directly on the product. It means that the toy complies with European safety requirements. A guarantee of reliability and reliability.
  • Created in 1988, the CE mark certifies that the toy has been subjected to a multitude of tests proving its non-dangerousness for the child. Physical, mechanical and chemical tests (very strict tolerance thresholds for heavy metals).

Security: mentions to take to the letter

  • If you see on a product "Not suitable for a child under 36 months" or its logo (a baby's head barred in a red circle), this means that it has been subjected to severe safety tests and is not recommended until that age. This is the case for toys containing parts that can be swallowed. A statement to be respected to the letter because the security premium.
  • If it is written on the packaging "from 4 years", for example, it is a recommendation of the manufacturer. It is reliable in principle. Better to respect it, so that your child is not in a situation of failure with a game too "big" for his age.
  • Keep the name and address of the manufacturer or importer in order to contact them when needed.
  • The instructions for use must be written in French.
  • Follow the assembly tips because once (badly) built, it will be too late to bring back a so-called defective toy. Send it back instead of "tinkering".

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Tips +

• Avoid buying a used toy, perhaps more to the standards.

• Choose preferably a toy of known brand, pledge of safety and quality because they alone have a consumer service.

Read also : 5 labels to make the right choice

For more information, visit the website of the French Federation of Toy and Childcare