We know safety is a huge concern for anyone buying kids’ outdoor play equipment or toys. Lately, we’ve also begun to consider the eco-friendliness and sustainability of the toys we buy.
Is the plastic recyclable? Has the timber been ethically sourced? Is the paint non-toxic? These are all questions the savvy shopper now asks before making any kind of purchase for little ones.
When you shop Plum and any of their award-winning products, you can shop with confidence that what you’re buying has been manufactured to the highest safety standards. Not only that, the materials they use are sustainably sourced.
Here are 3 big reasons we love Plum, and why we know you and your little ones will too!
1. Plum has a sustainable play vision
For over 30 years, Plum has taken an ethical and sustainable approach to the production of its toys and outdoor play equipment.
All timber used in Plum products is sustainably sourced from Forest Stewardship Council-certified or sustainably managed forests. FSC certification is somewhat of a gold standard for all timber products, not just kids outdoor play. When you see the FSC-certification mark, you can rest assured that the timber product you’re buying hasn’t come as a result of illegal logging or deforestation.
Even before the FSC was a thing, Plum strived to responsibly source the timber used in their products. You can read more here.
Plum also supports the rights and safe working conditions of its manufacturers. Their factories are audited to ICTI (International Council of Toy Industries) and BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) standards.
2. Plum is serious about safety
All Plum products meet EN71 safety standards. This means they comply with the strict set of safety protocols that the European Union requires for all toys sold there.
Plum use non-toxic treatments on their timber products. All materials are tested to ensure REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) chemical standards are met or exceeded.
The wood is also vacuum pressure treated. This protects it from insects and fungi that may cause soft-rot or other destruction.
Plum has even created their own Springsafe technology for their trampolines. This patented tech protects little hands and feet from springs and any parts of the frame that might cause injury.
So you can have peace of mind as your little ones bounce and play to their heart’s content!
3. Plum’s outdoor play products keep little bodies and minds active!
Whether your little one has a lot of energy or you need to give them a little extra nudge to head outside and play, Plum’s range is guaranteed to keep them entertained for hours.
From trampolines, to swing sets, to climbing domes, to sandpits, there’s something for every child. They can certainly play with friends or siblings, but they’ll have just as much fun playing on their own!
Plum has been the expert in encouraging kids to have fun in the fresh air for over 30 years. Their toys encourage kids to be active and to be imaginative and creative as well.
You can check out their fun and fabulous range over at Zanui!