Are Cardboard Playhouses Safe? | Cardboard Toys Safety

Cardboard Toys Safety

We use doublewalled corrugated cardboard for our range of childs playhouses, which is light and flexible, so reducing the likelyhood of bruises and breakages from bashes and bangs as the playhouses simply tend to flex or move out of the way, as opposed to wood or plastic which tend to be solid and unforgiving in comparison. In the most boisterous of play, one should expect these toys to move rather than bruise.

Whenever one considers paper products it is sensible to consider the risk of paper cuts, which can be as prevalent for cardboard as for paper. We have many years of experience in manufacturing from cardboard and on all our products we have specifically applied an industry standard profiled safety edge. Not only do we apply this on the visible play-exposed images of the assembled toy, we also apply this edge to all the cut edges on the playhouses and toys where we can get them. Although this adds extra cost to the tooling and increases the manufacturing time for every toy, it is our opinion that safety is absolutely paramount around children and we try to plan for the unexpected.

All our toys have been thoroughly tested in supervised playgroup environments to ensure that there are no safety issues or nasty surprises and to get feedback on how our playhouses can be improved in any way. You can be assured that by the time they reach the market they have undergone many rigours of real life testing and have received favourable reports in Ofsted regulated environments.

Our products conform to the 88/378/EEC safety directive and have been designed and manufactured to the following specifications:

BS EN 71 - 1:1998 - Safety of toys - Physical & Mechanical properties
BS EN 71 - 2:1994 - Safety of toys - Flammability

Please take the time to read the testimonials for our products and if you still have any safety concerns and would like to discuss them with us, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0845 0710761 or email us at

Office Address:

3WM Ltd T/A Kid-Eco
Unit 4 Hollis Road
NG31 7QH
United Kingdom

Tel: 0845 071 0761
Fax: 0845 071 0766