All applicable Elenco® products meet or exceed all relevant government safety regulations and guidelines, including United States Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, American Society for Testing and Materials toy requirements (ASTM963), Standard Consumer Safety Specifications (16CFR), and International Standards for Toys & Children’s Products. We use certified independent testing labs to ensure the safety of our products. Manufacturer Certificates of Compliance and results of third party safety tests are available upon request.

Most Snap Circuits® products are approved and recommended for children ages 8 and older. Snap Circuits® Beginner is approved and recommended for children ages 5 and older, and Snapino™ is approved and recommended for ages 12 and older. None of our toys are intended for children under the age of 3. Please read and follow the safety advice contained in our instruction manuals.

Snap Circuits® are not only lead-free and phthalate-free, but they also contain a patented safety device unique to Snap Circuits® brand products. See US Patent #7,144,255 titled “Electronic Toy and Teaching Aid Safety Devices”.

Elenco® will continue to distribute toys that are educational and safe for children. Our Quality Control department monitors our products to ensure their safety. We thank you for supporting our products and for sending the tens of thousands of letters praising our Snap Circuits® line. Our commitment to toy safety has helped us to achieve the following awards:

  • The National Parenting Center-Seal of Approval
  • Learning Express “Most Innovative Toy”
  • Dr. Toy 10 Best Educational Products
  • Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products
  • American Specialty Toy Retailers Association (ASTRA) Best Toy
  • NAPPA Gold – National Parenting Publications Awards

If you would like additional information about toy safety, please call or contact us by email.

Elenco Electronics Inc.


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