- Toy Safety
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Carnival Savers is passionate about keeping children safe!
Our Toys Are Safety Tested:
Although we are not a direct importer, we choose US Suppliers who use 3rd party safety testing of all toys to ensure all toys are within proper standards set from the Consumer Products Safety Commission. (See details below)
Some fast food restaurants with children's meals, have inexpensive toys safe for toddlers -- so you could ask for a small donation of those toys (or even offer to purchase the toys) and have the toddler safe toys at the carnival booths that are popular with the little ones (fishing booth, duck pond, treasure dig etc.) Be sure to tell your booth volunteers so they know to ask the parents if they would prefer the toddler safe toy!
You Can Help Us Too!
You can help us keep children safe by understanding about toy safety and having alternative toys for children under the age of three at your event!
Most toys are NOT suitable for children under the age of three years.
For a toy to be considered safe for a child under the age of three years, it needs to
be practically indestructible, be made of materials that are safe to to be chewed on, has round edges, and not be so small that it could become lodged in a child's throat. There are also special requirements with regard to the length of strings or cords that could become entagled.
Think of the Fisher Price type toys for toddlers…
They will not fit in a toilet paper roll (size test), there are no sharp edges, no long cords or stings, and if you stepped on them or dropped them, they would not break!
For more information about toy safety, visit the Consumers Product Safety Commision at www.cpsc.gov
Some of our toys may be considered safer - like stuffed animals and inflatable toys, but we would
recommend sticking to completely safe toys and snacks designed for toddlers like goldfish crackers, a box of animal crackers or even toddler safe toys designed for children under the age of three years.
Our Suppliers Safety Statement:
"August 14, 2009 Requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
On August 14, 2009, several new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 ("CPSIA") will take effect. All product will comply with these new requirements. We proactively continue to lead the way in meeting or exceeding ongoing requirements created and implemented as part of the CPSIA. The following new requirements will take effect on August 14, 2009:
- Lead in surface coatings shall not exceed 90 ppm
- Lead in substrate of children's products shall not exceed 300 ppm
For children's product made on or after August 14, 2009, Fun we will continue to provide tracking information on the product and/or its packaging as we have done for years for quality control purposes.
In addition to the August 14, 2009 requirements, we continues to meet or exceed the CPSIA phthalate requirements implemented in February 2009 and makes available applicable Certificates of Conformity to a distributor or retailer for items manufactured on or after November 12, 2008.
Product Safety News (February 11, 2009)
We strive to provide safe products, and we take that responsibility very seriously. That's why we want to give you an update on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (the "CPSIA").
Among other things, the CPSIA establishes standards for phthalate content in children's toys and substrate lead content in children's products. Phthalates are chemical compounds sometimes used in certain plastics. The term substrate generally refers to the components of a product other than paint or other surface coating. The substrate lead and phthalate standards became effective February 10, 2009.
Over the course of the last year, even before the CPSIA was signed into law, we've been taking steps aimed at strengthening and improving our product safety standards with the goal of meeting or exceeding standards established by the CPSIA.
These are some of the steps we take:
- We actively engage our suppliers on product safety matters by:
- Instructing our suppliers that all product shipped to us is required to meet or exceed all applicable standards.
- Providing information and training related to safety requirements.
- Conducting factory inspections.
- Regularly reviewing suppliers' compliance.
- Samples of every children's product are tested. We do not authorize shipment of products unless the test results meet both our requirements and federal safety requirements.
- Our product testing is performed by one of the world's largest independent consumer product testing laboratories
- Products are tested according to standards established by the CPSC, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and other state and federal agencies, as applicable.
- A proper certificate of conformity accompanies the shipment of products we purchase.
In addition to the CPSIA, there are numerous other federal product safety laws and regulations which we observe. Occasionally, individual states adopt regulations that are different from applicable federal requirements. In order to accommodate such unique situations, we may adjust its product offerings or make products unavailable to customers who reside in such states.
For example, California adopted a law which prohibited the sale or distribution of children's toys containing phthalates after January 1, 2009. However, the California law is now virtually identical to the phthalate provisions of the CPSIA which became effective February 10, 2009."