Play it safe

People have always trusted us to provide safe, high-quality products that meet, and often exceed, toy safety standards around the world. That’s because we work hard to make sure children can play safely and enjoy our products. It’s the most important thing in the world to us.

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Commitment to safety

We’re committed to making LEGO® products that meet the strictest global requirements, and we never compromise. That’s why we’ve had zero product recalls since 2009.

World-class safety

We compile and update safety requirements for toys in every LEGO market and our products are tested to ensure that we comply with and, in many cases, surpass the most stringent global toy safety requirements. These include European, US and global toy standards.

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    First, we assess…

    We screen scientific research and legislation for updates, and approve only the safest raw materials for our new elements.

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    Then, we test…

    We test new LEGO elements and products by sending them through various chemical, physical, electrical, hygiene and flammability safety assessments and tests.

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    Next, we make…

    And while we’re producing new LEGO bricks and elements, we’re constantly testing for quality and safety, including third party approval, when required.

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    Finally, we listen…

    And interact with children and parents to get feedback on their play experiences.

Check out our tests

We take quality and safety very seriously and have done so since 1932, living by our motto “Only the best is good enough”. Here are some of the many ways we test LEGO products…

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    The full list of ingredients

    We have the full ingredients list of every raw material and decoration ink we use for LEGO elements. We consider whether any additional substance could theoretically be present, for example through unintentional contamination.

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    Hazard classification

    We consult official hazard classification databases to check if individual substances have an inherent hazard that a child could be exposed to during play.

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    Colour migration

    We perform chemical tests where we simulate children subjecting LEGO elements to sweat and saliva. This ensures that no colour pigments migrate from the LEGO element when in contact with these fluids.

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    Content analysis

    We make a total content analysis to determine that no substances are present above legal limits or internally adopted limits.

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    Substance migration

    We also determine that no substance migrates from LEGO elements, at any level of concern, taking into consideration that children could put LEGO elements in their mouth during play.

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    The bite test

    We simulate a child biting LEGO DUPLO® elements to ensure nothing breaks off during play. We use a device shaped like a child’s mouth and bite with a force equivalent to 49 pounds (22.5 kg).

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    The impact test

    We drop a 1-kilogram (2-pound) metal disc onto potential weak points on LEGO DUPLO elements from a height of 4.7 inches (12 cm). This is to ensure the element does not break or splinter during play.

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    The compression test

    We simulate a young child stepping on certain LEGO elements by pressing a metal disc with a force equivalent to 33 pounds (15 kg) on the element to ensure that it does not break or splinter during play.

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    The drop test

    We drop the elements from a height of 1.5 meters (5 feet) and 1 meter (~4 feet) respectively, five times onto a hard surface to ensure that LEGO DUPLO and LEGO elements do not splinter or break when a child drops them during play.

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What makes LEGO® elements?

The wide range of materials in play