Messy play can be safe play
Safe as standard.
When we first started looking for a mud kitchen for our eldest boy, we didn’t have much luck. Some used recycled wood (which can contain harmful chemicals). Few carried the CE Marking*. So we made our own, and we’ve subjected it to the full, rigorous testing required for it to meet British and European standards.
Now, our mud kitchens meet the European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/ EC, which is enacted in UK law as the Toys (Safety) Regulations 2011, and are certified to the following standards:
CE Marked – standards
BS EN 71-1, physical and mechanical properties
BS EN 71-3 migration of certain heavy metals
BS EN71-9 additional organic chemical compounds
Safe to buy. Safe to sell
We’ve spoken with a number of independent toy and garden activity retailers who’ve wanted to add mud kitchen-type playsets to their range, but haven’t been able to find any that meet the stringent safety standards.
And we’ve spoken with lots of parents who’ve thought about buying a mud kitchen on Facebook, but have been wary of the material and construction standards.
Whether you’re a parent or retailer, we’ve done the hard compliance work for you. Buying to play or buying to sell, our mud kitchens are safe.
It’s really good wood
Every mud kitchen starts life in an FSC certified, sustainably managed forest. You can check our timber supplier out here.
All the wood we use is protected by a high pressure, natural copper-based treatment designed to prolong the life of your mud kitchen. It conforms to BS EN71-9.
The small print
Our mud kitchens are suitable (and certified) for children aged 12 months and up – under supervision.
Keep away from fire (and don’t use it as a base for your disposable BBQ).
Mud kitchens are not designed to be climbed on (to avoid the risk of any injury caused by the kitchen toppling).
Every surface of our kitchens is sanded down and edges are carefully rounded off, but this is a natural wood product designed for outdoor use, so please:
- Regularly check the mud kitchen for signs of damage
- Be aware there is a chance of splinters
We recommend annually treating your mud kitchen with a water based stain to maximise its life.