Choosing Lead Free, Natural Products
Lead is a heavy metal that can be easily transferable to children by putting toys in their mouth, chewing or licking. In most cases, lead is found in painting colors used on toys and in plastic toys as it helps soften plastic. By accumulating it little by little every day, children may have a higher chance of developing health issues. Lead also inhibits brain development, causes a deficiency in their learning skills and slows down physical development.
Here are some recommendations:
- Don't allow your kids to put toys in their mouth.
- However, since it's hard to teach them not to, choose reliable brands that are known to produce safe and qualified products with guarantee of no presence of lead.
- Avoid purchasing toys with strong chemical smell.
- Don't purchase toys that are recalled for safety purposes.
- Wash toys regularly.
Not only is choosing appropriate toys according to kids' ages important, but choosing toys that are lead-free is also something that should be top of mind. Since this issue is a crucial concern in toy companies, PlanToys® always makes sure to use water-based dyes to ensure that no lead and heavy metals are applied to our toys. There's no need for parents to worry about safety when children are play with PlanToys®.
With this being such a sensitive subject we have provided you additional links for additional research and learning:
PlanToys® has been in business for over 35 years. We are family owned and located in Thailand. Our brand is known world-wide for top quality products at affordable prices. However, do you know what else you are getting when you purchase a PlanToys® product for your children? Our PlanToys® business is centered on three Sustainable platforms; Materials, Manufacturing and Mindset.
Materials are all natural; Water Base Paints, Organic Color Compounds, Non-formaldehyde Glue as well as the packaging is recycled paper with soy ink printing.
Manufacturing is focused on maintaining a net zero Carbon Footprint; Rubber Wood that is not used to produce our toys is chipped to feed a Biomass Plant that creates the electricity to run our manufacturing plant that makes your toys! With these sustainable platforms in place PlanToys® enables children to safely play with our toys, learn more about the environment around them and become closer to nature. This is our strict policy for a Sustainable Green Business.
Sustainable Play™, you ask what is this? PlanToys® has always been environmentally friendly with a long-term commitment to promoting healthy child development and environmental protection. Sustainable Play™ is the foundation of how our toys cultivate creative minds and bring children to have a clearer understanding of what nature gives back to them. We have seen the results of our efforts for four generations and know that our children will grow up with the knowledge and values to respect and preserve natural resources for future generations.
Over the years we have gained recognition globally through our philosophies and beautifully crafted wooden toys. With this said, we welcome you and your family to our Global PlanToys® Family.