Price: (as of – Details) Product Description Design and quality “Made in Germany” “What do your children‘s inventors actually do?” That’s a question we often get asked at HABA. The answer is simple – they think and tinker, design and discard, draw sketches and build models and they do all that with a good dose
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Design and quality “Made in Germany”
“What do your children‘s inventors actually do?” That’s a question we often get asked at HABA. The answer is simple – they think and tinker, design and discard, draw sketches and build models and they do all that with a good dose of creativity and a keen sense of what children need.
But they’re not alone; instead they’re in constant contact with construction and quality specialists – which materials are safe for children? How big do the balls have to be?
Every year, our German inventors develop around 500 new games and toys for children. All of our wooden clutching toys are Made in Germany.
Materials and suppliers
We follow a basic principle at HABA – each toy is only as safe as its materials! So wood, paints and fabrics are continually checked and improved. Just like our finished toys, our raw materials correspond to all safety standards and laws:
We use woods from sustainable forestry in German forests All paints are water-based and solvent-free. For decades, we have been working together with German supply partners to only use first-class stains, varnishes and print colors Materials for toys that we don’t produce in Bad Rodach are checked and monitored in Germany in their unprocessed form (e.g. paints in liquid form).
Our Moby clutching toy first glimpses the light of day in Bad Rodach, as shown above. All HABA’s wooden clutcing toys are still made in Germany.
Recently we expanded production to a wide range of countries. Naturally, our global manufacturers are carefully selected. We regularly visit production sites and check quality. HABA products that are made from fabric or plastic are produced by manufacturers that we inspect according to strict criteria, for example according to social standards (working hours, conditions and child labour). These manufacturers have been certified by various bodies, including ICTI*.
You can rely on HABA even when it doesn’t say “Made in Germany” on the packaging.
Before our rattles set off on their journey to you, they are put through their paces, just like all HABA toys. The tests exceed legal requirements – and they are particularly strict for toys and include:
Submersion tests for testing the resistance of all individual parts with subsequent tensile test. Impact and fall tests Tests for flammability, saliva and sweat-proofness. We also use special stencils to check whether small parts can be swallowed by children under three years, and we check the string lengths of pull-along animals etc.
Tests are good, but experience is better
Things that are obvious in everyday life also stand true for toys. No test logos or regulations can replace a guardian‘s alertness! For example, please note the information on recommended ages: a safe toy for a child over three years can still be unsafe for a younger one.
Parents and children have treasured our toys as trusty companions for 70 years. We want them to always be able to trust HABA in the future too, so that’s why we’re always adapting our toys to meet the most up-todate regulations and guidelines. We are also continually optimising technology and our production processes.
This wooden rattle, teether and clutching toy features a small bell in the center with primary colored wooden oval blocks that are threaded on elastic, allowing them to twist around independently. A delightful gender neutral, keepsake baby toy suitable for babies ages 6 months and up. Measures 3.75″ in diameter. Made of beech wood from sustainable forestry in Germany. When applying colors, HABA uses multiple layers of water-based, solvent-free stains making the surface extremely resistant to wear and tear and totally safe for babies to put in their mouths. Cleaning Instructions: Simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth. Do not use antibacterial wipes or submerge in water.