What is a Compliance Certificate? A Compliance Certificate is a document required by the Federal Government and administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It certifies that the product meets all required government safety tests and outlines where and when it was manufactured, as well as who did the testing and who is responsible for safety issues.
Do I have to print it? No, you do not. But if you wish to print it, or view it, all manufacturers must make them easily available.
What is being certified? Each certificate will specify what has been tested and what is being certified.
I have an old animal? Has it been certified? These certificates were not required on production prior to November 12, 2008, it just means that this document was not created. Mary Meyer toys have always met all government standards and more; we have been making safe toys for over 75 years. Take a look at Our Story to learn more about us.
I’m having trouble finding the certificate. What should I do? If you have tried searching for it using the instructions and can not find it, just pick up the phone and call Mary Meyer Customer Service at 800-451-4387 and they will be happy to help you. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We do not have certificates available for stuffed toys manufactured before November 12, 2008, so that may be part of the problem, but Customer Service will be happy to help you figure that out.
What standards are being certified? Our toys are tested to the level required for ages 0 and up. We certify that they have passed the tests for Flammability (16 CFR 1500.3 (c) (6) (vi) ) and Physical and Mechanical Requirements, such as small parts and pull tests (16 CFR 1500).
Are toys from China safe? Yes, they are. The US government requires a high degree of testing and manufacturers now have to certify that these tests have been completed by an independent lab before entering into the United States. At Mary Meyer, we have always been concerned about safety. These toys are used by our own children and we have our name and reputation at stake for each one. Whether your particular toy is made in Vermont, in China or anywhere else doesn’t matter. What is important is that it is certified to meet the highest standards, and that a well established company with a reputation for integrity stands behind it.