The dummy chains are made using european premium quality materials. They are non toxic, rust proof and nickel free as well as sweat, saliva and tear resistant and compliant with the safety standards. A sample of each finished product subject to mandatory standards has also been assessed and passed all aspects of mechanical safety testing in an independent laboratory.
SAFETY: The ACCC in Australia has put a ban in place for any soother chain / holder that is deemed unsafe and therefore requires all soother chains regardless of materials used to be compliant to the european safety standard for soother holders DIN EN 12586 (2007) : A1 (2011).
This means that all materials used for construction must be certified and compliant to that particular standard in regards to chemical properties, tensile strength, impact resistance and mechanical properties. All clips & threads, any colour/shape/size of beads, all fabrics etc must be tested to the properties described in the standard (including DIN EN 71). Furthermore the finished product as well as retail presentation must comply in FULL to be able to be sold commercially.
Soother chains have passed testing to the european norm on the safety of soother holders DIN EN 12586 (2007) A1: 2011 - Child use & care articles - soother holder - safety requirements and test methods.
Please follow all instructions provided on your product packaging and familiarise yourself with wear and tear accelerators and try to avoid them as much as possible to extend cosmetic appearance (please see wear and tear tab).
None of Luna's Treasures handmade items are suitable for teething purposes. Soother chains are only to be attached to baby's clothing in a secure position (baby's chest). DO NOT attach the clip to any bibs, loose items of clothing (e.g. Collars, open jackets etc.) or loose swaddles as this opposes a strangulation risk. Do not attach any toys or teethers to your chain. Do not use while baby is sleeping.
CARE: Products are made from natural materials and as with other wooden articles the materials used might darken / fade over time, prints might start to rub off and/or show other signs of use which do not affect the safety or continued use of your product and does not represent a faulty product. Naturally babys will put things in their mouths and chew or lick on things. Adults are responsible for supervision at all times and remove the product from the babys mouth if this occurs. The impact of saliva will soften the wood over time and chewing will contribute to abrasion or possibly chipping of the coating. Any of this “wear & tear” will not decrease the safety of the product however the products are not suitable teethers.
Please note that not all beads or motifs are the same and some might show slight variations from others. They are natural materials which are not always identical. Please also note that crochet elements & printed clips or beads will show signs of use a lot faster than the other plain coloured wooden elements.
If dummy clips are attached to materials that are too thick (e.g. jackets / snow wear) then the clasp will wear out over time and not fully close properly and become a safety concern and should not be used once it doesn’t hold properly anymore.
All beads (except acrylic letters) are natural materials and it is possible that they can crack due to hairline fractures (although this is quite rare) - if this occurs please contact me immediately with a photo and do not use the item.
Expect approximately 6 months of use out of each item - as above mentioned cosmetic wear and tear can start within weeks of use.
CLEANING: Please only very gently wipe your items with a very damp soft cloth with luke warm water only.
Do not immerse in water (washing up water / bath / shower / ocean / lakes / rivers / swimming pool etc.), do not use cleaning products, do not boil / sterilize / put in the dishwasher/oven/microwave.
WARNING: Always check before use and never let your child play unsupervised. Please discard at the first signs of wear or damage. Never attach clip to cords, ribbons, laces or loose parts of clothing. The child may be strangled. Never lengthen the strap. The strap is not a toy and not to be used as a teether.