Safety Is Our Signature

From day one, we’ve signed our names to every product we make. We take that signature seriously. It’s our commitment to you that you can trust Melissa & Doug products. Our products comply with U.S., E.U., and other international safety regulations. Here’s how we go above and beyond when it comes to testing and safety:


We Test in Our Homes


As parents, every time we make a product for you, it also has to pass the test of coming home with us, where we enjoy playing with these same toys with our children. We have a “kid testing” program to review our products with children who are age appropriate for the toy. Many of our team members at Melissa & Doug enjoy having their families participate in this program and providing meaningful input. Learning how children interact with the toys and use them helps us develop better products.


We Test at Different Production Phases


We always start with a carefully designed product. Then in the manufacturing phase, we use best practices to support process controls and ensure consistent standards. We assess and inspect products during all phases of the process. There’s no substitute for testing, testing, and more testing. At Melissa & Doug, we go the extra step of actively testing each product throughout the production process.


We Have Independent Agencies Test Our Products


We are proud to operate a robust and sound testing program following guidance from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which includes the use of independent, certified, third-party laboratories. The laboratories we use are globally recognized as experts in their industry. We specifically test our paints and coatings frequently to be sure our toys meet or exceed government recommendations limiting heavy metals, lead, and phthalates in children’s items. Our multi-faceted testing process also includes steps for testing the final, finished product that our customers enjoy.


To find both U.S. and E.U. conformity certificates for specific products, please go here:


Conformity Certificates


Please continue to enjoy our toys with confidence, knowing that each and every time we design and craft a toy, we’re not only making them for you, but for our own kids, too.