Many baby toys are plastic, but do you know how to choose plastic toys for your baby? Plastic toy manufacturers will give you five tips for buying plastic toys for your baby. Learn from parents.
Buy plastic toys for your baby, pay attention to these five points
1. See the 3C certification and label description of the toy
3C certification is short for China Compulsory Product Certification. The state stipulates that plastic toys must pass the national compulsory product certification, that is, they must have the “CCC” mark. If there is no 3C certification on the product packaging, it means that the product is a fake and shoddy product. However, the 3C mark is not a quality mark. It is only a basic safety certification. It can only prove that the product is qualified and cannot prove that the product performance is excellent. In addition, check the labels such as manufacturer, origin, main material composition, warning slogan, product certificate, etc.
2. Smell the smell of plastic toys
The German Consumer Protection Center points out that if some children’s toys have a pungent odor, they should contain harmful substances, such as phthalate plasticizers. Therefore, it is recommended that everyone smell the smell when buying toys. Some experts suggest that you can wash and dry the toys first, and try to volatilize the taste of the plastic to reduce the peeling pigment and the heavy metal content in it. If plastic toys are marked for high temperatures, they can also be boiled and reused.
3. Look at the gloss and colorfulness of the toy
Good-quality plastic toys perform much better than inferior toys in terms of gloss and colorfulness. This is because high-quality plastic toys are usually made of plastic raw materials such as PVC, PP, PE, and the plastic itself is very shiny. And many inferior toys are usually made of “secondary materials” (that is, materials for recycling and reprocessing of waste plastic products). After reprocessing, the color becomes poor. Although it is not necessarily guaranteed that the color is good, it must be safe, but the poor gloss and poor color are all products with potential safety hazards.
4. Look at the thickness of the toy product
The larger feature of plastic toys is that their finished products or parts are injection-molded at one time. If the inner wall of the injection toys is too thin, it is easy to break and fall when children are playing. The plastic parts are brittle and produce small fragments, sharp edges, corners , Causing danger to the baby. Generally, the plastic wall is thicker in corners or arcs than in other places, which increases the damage tolerance of the toy when it falls to the ground and reduces the degree of damage.
5. Try it out
For safety reasons, parents and parents are advised to try it out carefully when buying toys to see if there are potential safety hazards and whether they are suitable for babies. During the trial, you can shake the toy to see if each part is firm and there are small parts; or pull those toys with rope to see if the length is appropriate; when choosing a sounding toy, try to see if it sounds too loud . It is better to touch the corners of the toy to see if there are sharp objects, so as not to scratch the baby.