Your Child's Safety
Your Child's Safety
We care about your children’s safety and your peace of mind and that’s why the
products we select adhere to relevant national/international safety standards. Whilst
every effort is made to ensure that instruments and toys are safe, it is vital that
children are playing safely with them.
To help you keep your children safe we can recommend some basic guidelines:
- Buy the right instrument or toy for the right age child. Where applicable we have
listed the manufacturer’s age recommendation both in the catalogue and online, but age
recommendations and warnings on packaging should always be checked.
- All products with a manufacturers age guideline over 12 months are
represented by a green balloon.
- All products with a manufacturers age guideline under 12 months are
represented by a blue balloon.
- Products without a manufacturers age guideline (eg. real musical instruments, furniture etc)
are represented with an orange balloon labelled ‘PG’.
- Children under 3 years love to put things in their mouth so make sure they do not
play with instruments and toys with small parts
- Ensure that products that are sold as toys conform to the British
Standard BS EN71
- Regularly check for broken or damaged instruments and toys and throw
them away! Once they are broken you can’t be sure they are still safe
- Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions as they
contain important information
- Ensure older children keep their instruments and toys away from
younger children as they might not be safe for younger hands
- Tidy instruments and toys away where possible to avoid trips and falls, and never
leave any instruments or toys on stairs
- Always keep instruments and toys away from fire
IMPORTANT: Parental supervision during play is always advised.
More information on toy safety can be found at the Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents (ROSPA) website. Visit : http://www.rospa.com/productsafety/factsheets/toysafety.htm