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  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    @kate26580 - this is a question we often receive. We're planning on asking our lawyer to write something specific on this topic…
    25 February 2015
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    @MBL. No this shouldn't be necessary if you're satisfied that the products you buy comply with British & EU Standards. Your…
    25 February 2015
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    @jackiep. We can't give specific information on brands/ wool types etc. Your trading standards office might be able to help.
    24 February 2015
  • Kate26580
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    I have a fabric toy for small children that I would like to make and sell. There are no buttons, small parts etc, just fabric…
    23 February 2015
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    @Gawaine. There's probably nothing you can do to enforce a change in Etsy's categorisation decisions. You should keep a record…
    23 February 2015
  • MBL
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Hi, I make one or two knitted toys which I look to sell...they are usually crocheted or knitted, features are sewn so no other…
    23 February 2015
  • Jackiep
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    I want to make knitted bears using safety eyes, noses and stuffing. .... its just the wool I'm concerned about. .. I want to use…
    22 February 2015
  • Gawaine
    Re: Toy Safety Standards in the UK
    Two days ago, without prior warning, Etsy deleted the Dolls and Miniatures category from their online selling venue and…
    19 February 2015
  • ToysAdvice
    Re: A Guide to Buying Construction Toys
    @crochetmad. There is website called Conformance that sells packs with details of the specifications y
    29 January 2015
  • crochetmad
    Re: A Guide to Buying Construction Toys
    I crochet a lot of soft toys but the one being made at the moment is a type of baby rattle which requires a bell to go in…
    27 January 2015
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