A child's play is their work and providing age appropriate toys supports and makes an essential contribution to their development. Certainty of safety, value and durability of high-quality toys, help to ensure your child the best experience.
Toys can never be guaranteed 100% destructible, but ensuring they carry quality compliance certification and by following a few important tips, your toys can continue to give value for many generations to come. In Australia, toy safety in Australia is determined and enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC).
Amongst the Australian Toy Safety requiremements, the ACCC has Mandatory Standards for Toys for children up to and including 36 months (3 years old). This standard protects children from choking hazards caused by small parts. When considering the measurement of small parts, it is important to note that small parts can be by design, or as a result of a toy broken under reasonable use, including wear and tear.
The toy stafety standards take into account the size and shape of the toy, (including parts of the toy), as well as subjecting the toy to stress, drop testing, tip-over testing, and include standards relating to toxicity and heavy metal contamination.
Mercurius Australia ensures all our toys meet the necessary safety standards, carry acceptable certification and where necessary, show the appropriate warning labels. Many of our toys carry the European safety standard, EN71, which meets all the necessary Australian standards, in addition to mandatory European standards.
Mercurius Australia ensures all the toys we distribute meet the necessary safety standards, carry acceptable certification and where necessary, show the appropriate warning labels. Where a toy carries the European safety standard, EN71, this meets all the necessary Australian standards, in addition to mandatory European standards.
Where a toy carries warnings or certification on the original packaging or product labels, this must be displayed to the customer and accompany the product when sold. If a product is repackaged, any warnings or certifications must still accompany the product.
Appropriate age levels for safety reasons need to be accurately represented when advertising or promoting a product distributed or represented by Mercurius Australia. Misleading representation of age levels in regard to mandatory standards voids any safety certification.