Pacifier Clip Safety:
Our main reason for changing our dummy clips was based on the safety of your little ones. As a parent myself, I know that I want nothing but the best for my children. That is why our Dummy Clips are internationally examined and are made to European children’s safety standards No: BSEN12586:2007 of a Soother Holder. (The full BSEN12586:2007 report read here)
They have been rigorously tested internally and externally at the independent UK accredited testing house. They are compliant in terms of strength, structurality, flammability, and toxicity. This is to ensure what we are doing is safe. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What you need to know about Dummy Clips. You see them around all the time, your little one may even have few. But just how safe are they?
As a parent looking to buy a dummy clip, you probably would not know what to look for, so here is a little help to explain some of the things the regulations cover and what you can check for.
Simply put, a dummy clip should not be longer than 22cm (this doesn’t include the actual clip that attaches to the clothing), otherwise, it is then classified as a strangulation hazard. So, if you are ever asked ‘how long do you want your dummy clip to be’ or you see dummy clips more than 22cm long, they would not have been made safely.
Perhaps a more difficult parameter to determine, especially if you are looking online or you
do not carry 12kg weights around with you to craft fairs! 12kg is heavy. To meet this part of the regulation, a dummy clip needs to withstand just shy of 12kg being hung off it without snapping or breaking. The cord must have a specific diameter to pass this test.
We are all aware that, babies and toddlers are not known for being particularly gentle with their belongings. Dummy clips have to pass strict impact resistance tests to make sure they stand up against their little owners. If you have a dummy clip in your hands, bits should not come loose and fall off, even if you throw it against a wall or step on it! If it does break, it would be highly unlikely to survive any impact resistance testing and would therefore be unsafe.
Babies put everything in their mouths; we all know this. And safety inspectors who came up with the EU regulations know this too. The structural build of a dummy clip is essential. That is why any parts considered small enough to cause a choking hazard, have to be securely attached so they do not fall off, snap, or break when tested for strength and impact resistance. Small parts should under no circumstances be attached with glue – that’s a definite no-no!
All dummy clips need to have specific warnings published either on or in the packaging. If a dummy clip does not have the required safety guidelines, please think twice before you buy it. Care and cleaning instructions also need to be on the packaging.
There is chemical testing of the materials used, toxicity testing, and provision for the ventilation holes according to specifications of the clip size, to name just a few of the tests that have to be passed in order to comply. The only real way you can be sure of the safety of a dummy clip is to check that it has been designed and made to the EU safety regulation BSEN12586:2007. A reputable company should be able to provide you with the relevant certification of compliance.
We hope you have found this useful and would love to hear what you think.
Tobbie & Co
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