Toy Safety


Toy Safety Statement from Elenco®

For all our customers concerned with the recall of toys made in China, that have tested positive for lead or contained magnets that could be swallowed, we would like to assure you our Snap Circuits® products meet American Society for Testing and Materials toy requirements  (ASTM963), Standard Consumer Safety Specification (16CFR), and International Standards for Toys & Children's Products (EN71). Snap Circuits® are approved and recommended for children ages 8 and older.

For more information from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  about the facts of lead poisoning please follow this link:

Elenco®’s Snap Circuits® are not only free of lead-based paints and inks but they are also patented with special circuits for safety (US 7,144,255) titled “Electronic Toy and Teaching Aid Safety Devices”.  Elenco® will continue to distribute toys that are educational and safe for children and our Quality Control department will always monitor our products to insure their safety.We thank you for supporting our products and for sending us the hundreds of praising letters about our Snap Circuits® line. They have been helpful in achieving the following awards:

  • Specialty Toys & Gifts Magazine-Top Selling Item in the Specialty Market.
  • Creative Child Magazine-Toy Of The Year
  • 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
  • NAPPA Gold - National Parenting Publications Awards

All applicable Elenco products meet or exceed the 2008 CPSIA guidelines for Toy Safety. Click Here to obtain the Manufacturer Certificate of Compliance.

If you would like additional information please call or contact me by email.

Elenco® Electronics Inc.


  • john Dear sirs, I felt compelled to write you a quick note regarding the snap circuits products. We own the junior and pro sets, they are exceptionally good in quality,cost and importantly the range of enjoyment and learning it provides my seven year old son. Thank you for a gr
  • john ": I purchased our Snap Circuits Pro set at least 10 years ago for my now 19-year-old son. He had many hours of fun building with it. Now his 13-year-old brother is enjoying it, has been for several years.  A few pieces have succumbed to handling and their age so I thank you for making
  • john Message: To whom it may concern   I would like to say that I think Snap Circuits is the best educational toy that I have seen in years. The parts "snap" together easily and are solidly made, the picture instructions are clear and the written commentary for each project helps to
  • john I take great pleasure to send this message to you.   Meeting Elenco for the First Time While at a local Radio Shack store I was looking for some transistors for an assigned lab project for class.  While there, I noticed a rather attractiv
  • john Dear Elenco,      Thank you for replacing my broken whistle chip.  I am enjoying learning some basic electronics.  The information on your project books on  how to contact you is very much appreciated.  You handled my problem quickly.  It is not