Melissa and Doug
From day one, we’ve signed our names to every product we make. We take that signature seriously. It’s our commitment to you that you can trust Melissa & Doug products. Our products comply with all U.S., E.U., and other international safety regulations. Here’s how we go above and beyond when it comes to testing and safety:
We Test in Our Homes
As parents, every time we make a product for you, it also has to pass the test of coming home with us, where we enjoy playing with these same toys with our children. Our colleagues also regularly test our products with their families before they are made available for sale.
We Test at Different Production Phases
We always start with a carefully designed product. We have strict manufacturing instructions for our factories. In addition, there’s no substitute for testing, testing, and more testing. Our Melissa & Doug employees are stationed at the factories and go the extra step of auditing, inspecting, and testing at various phases of the production process.
We Have Independent Agencies Test Our Products
We specifically test our paints and coatings frequently to be sure our toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals, lead, and phthalates in children’s items. All of our results have been verified by 3rd-party, independently accredited testing laboratories, considered by many to be the best scientific laboratories in the world.
To find both U.S. and E.U. conformity certificates for specific products, please go here:
Please continue to enjoy our toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time we design and craft a toy, we’re not only making them for you, but for our own kids, too.