Needles to the Ready

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Thursday, 12 October 2017, 14:20

Knittted Toys

Knittted Toys

All of you who regularly knit for the Mothers' Union please find a PDF file at the end of this article for instructions on how to proceed with knitting a teddy bear or a sheep.

From now on every toy needs to carry a CE mark to show that it meets the essential safety requirements of the Toy Safety Directive. This includes handmade toys and toys donated for charitable purposes. So, teddies and sheep knitted by Mothers' Union members to be given to children need to meet these requirements.

In brief, a knitted teddy or sheep needs to be designed and made so it is suitable for young children to play with safely. The vast majority of teddies & sheep knitted by Mothers' Union members and friends will meet these requirements. However, by complying with the Toy Safety Directive and meeting the conditions to attach the CE mark, it demonstrates that Mothers' Union knitted toys are being produced to high safety standards.

When your toy is complete please check your teddy or sheep for spaces either in the knitting or the seams where filling can come out, or for anything other than filling inside the toy. And when giving your completed teddies or sheep for CE marking, please complete and sign a certification slip that can be found on the PDF file below to show that you have used the approved pattern and materials. The labels for each item are available from Molly Hoyle and must be fixed to every item.

Please note: Please use the recommended wool and toy stuffing, it is essential that you do not use any other wool or stuffing.

Following the Toy Safety Directive page you will find the knitting instctions for teddies and sheep.

So, sharpen up those knitting needles ladies, and get knitting.

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