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    I am looking to get DS some wood blocks but it's hard to know which ones are safe. Anyone have advise on lead free wooden toys?

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    I could be wrong but I thought they had to be non toxic? I know the ones in Kmart are labelled as such.

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    I haven't looked at K-mart but BigW and Toys r Us both have them and it doesn't say anything on the label about the paint.

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    Im fairly certain in this day and age its a legal requirement that the paint etc on toys be non toxic...

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    Yes, as PP said, manufacturers cannot legally use lead paint in children's toys. You wouldn't be able to buy them if you tried. So you can have whatever blocks you want

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    I prefer ELC as they conform to EU standards which are quite a bit more stringent than AU. Same with ikea

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    I'd say stick to ELC ones, however I'm sure anything sold in the big chain stores has to comply by Australian standards on lead migration. I'd be a little dubious of stuff from the reject shop discount stores full of stuff from China.

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    Hard to get ELC now that Kids Central stores have all closed. I found this article about wooden toys. http://www.livingsafe.com.au/babies-...-created-equal I'm not sure you can just trust the large chain stores especially after reading this. I'll be looking for the European standard on anything I buy.

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    Aldi toys as well


 

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