Anchor Stone Building Block Sets from Germany

Anchor Stone Toy Safety

At euroSource and Anker Steinbaukasten, we take toy safety seriously. All Anker Steinbaukasten items meet the requirements of the European Union and the USA.

All Natural Materials

Anchor Stones are manufactured from 100% naturally occurring materials; chalk, quartz sand, color pigments and linseed oil.

European and US Safety Standards

Toys intended for retail in the European Union (EU) must meet the toy safety directive EN71 which has been in effect since 1990. This EU standard sets a high level of protection for consumers and has been updated frequently including new limits on heavy metals to take effect in July 2013.

In the USA, toy safety is regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission under a law passed in Congress in 2008 - the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The CPSIA requires testing to ASTM-F963 which is a standard similar to those used in the EU.

Guidelines for Choosing Safe Toys

These simple guidelines should be used in making all of your toy purchases:

  1. The Right Toy for Your Age: Always pay attention to the age range listed for toys. Never choose a toy marked as 3+ for a younger child.
  2. Shape and Sound is Important: Avoid toys with sharp points or edges, those with protruding parts and toys that produce loud noises.
  3. Buy Durable: Broken toys are commonly a source of injury. Purchase toys made of durable material that do not easily break.

European Toy Safety Marks

These are safety organizations and marks often found on toy packaging:

Mark or LogoDescription
Meets European Union toy safety directive EN71