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Safety policies

Usborne books are made to be enjoyed, shared, loved and played with – often with great passion and vigour! Our products conform to British and European toy safety legislation and where relevant, carry safety warnings to guide consumers choosing books and toys for small children.

Safety first

CE safety logo

Relevant products are put through many rigorous safety testing procedures, including tests for toxicity, choking hazards and general safety. They carry a CE marking, showing that these products meet the requirements of European Commission legislation. You can find out more about CE marking on the UK Gov website.

Product warnings

To help consumer choose products safely, warnings from Annex V of the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, such as the one below, are displayed on the Usborne website.

Warning box on Usborne website

Books and toys with stickers or other small parts. 
WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking hazard.

Books and toys intended to be strung across a cradle, cot or perambulator by means of strings, cords, elastics or straps. 
WARNING! To prevent possible entanglement, remove this toy when the child begins to push up on hands and knees.

Products such as bath and cloth books supplied in plastic packaging. 
WARNING! This packaging is not a toy. To avoid suffocation and danger to babies and children, dispose of this bag immediately!

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If you’re buying Usborne books in China, find out how to make sure you’re buying official, safe editions of our books.