The safety of our products is of paramount importance. At all stages of development and production, the safety and the quality of our products is a primary consideration. We are focused on the need to monitor and review our safety and quality checks and precautions. We continuously review these processes and procedures in order to maintain our fine record of providing children and families with safe, high quality, creative experiences under the Creativity for Kids and Faber-Castell brands.
Though many of our products are produced in Germany and Brazil, most of our products are sourced in China and are very safe. We believe that product safety is more than just product testing. It begins with our team of experts in product design and development and continues with our quality assurance team and long time production partners. It continues beyond the purchase of our products to our consumer service specialists in Cleveland, Ohio. Third party audits and testing of products and factories further strengthen this process. Factory and production team on-site factory visits take place quarterly. We test the individual components in our products, many of which are used across multiple kits, to ensure that they meet or exceed all US safety standards including those for lead, phthalates and magnets.
Beyond safety, social and environmental issues are of great importance to us. Clear examples of this include our signing of a voluntary social charter within the Faber-Castell group, a commitment to reforestation in Brazil, and a CARE (Caring, Aware, Responsible, Ethical) certification of our partner factory in China by the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI).
The toy industry goes to great lengths to develop and monitor rigorous testing and inspection procedures ensuring that toys are safe. For more specific information on toy safety please visit the Toy Industry Association website at www.toyinfo.org
We appreciate your interest and support as we continue to provide quality, safe creative experiences for children around the world.