From day one, Melissa and Doug signed their names, Melissa & Doug, to every product they make. They take that signature seriously --- it?s their commitment to you that you can trust the products you bring into your home. As parents, every time they make a product for you, it also has to pass the test of going home with them, where they enjoy playing with these same toys with all six of their children.
No matter how carefully they design their products, they believe there?s no substitute for TESTING, TESTING, and MORE TESTING. The key to assuring the safety of their products is not simply insisting their factories follow their 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 they?ve always done.
Additionally, they specifically test their paints and coatings very frequently, to be sure their toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals, lead and phthalates in children?s items. They have cabinets full of 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 their toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time they design and craft a toy, they?re not only making them for you, but for their own kids too.