From day one, Melissa & Doug, have signed their name to every product they make. They take that signature seriously --- it�s a commitment to you that you can trust the products you bring into your home. As parents, every time a product is made, it also has to pass the test of coming home with them, to their children, where they enjoy playing with these same toys with all six of their children.
No matter how carefully their products are designed, there�s no substitute for TESTING, TESTING, and MORE TESTING. The key to assuring the safety of their products is not simply insisting the factories follow instructions, but to go one step further and AUDIT, INSPECT, AND TEST, not only once, but at various phases of the production process. This is something that has always been done.
Additionally, paints and coatings are tested frequently, to be sure the toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children�s items. There are thousands of passing test reports, and these passing results have been verified by 3rd party independently accredited testing laboratories, considered by many to be the best scientific laboratories in the world.
Please continue to enjoy Melissa and Doug toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time a toy is designed, they are making them for you and me as well as for their own kids too!