To all our customers:
My wife, Ellen, and I are parents of a 9 year old girl and 6 year old boy. We have been
seeing and reading the stories about consumer products recalls, including the toy recalls. As a
family owned, US based manufacturer of toys, we take the issue of safety very seriously.
You can feel confident knowing that all K'NEX bricks, rods and connectors are manufactured at
The Rodon Group
— our family owned factory in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, under the strictest of guidelines and using
raw materials from premier quality US manufacturers. We pride ourselves in providing you with a
highly enjoyable and safe product. During this time of heightened sensitivity to toy safety, K'NEX
will add a clearly visible label to the front of our products stating that "K'NEX Bricks, Rods and
Connectors are made in the USA." The label is expected to begin appearing next month.
K'NEX Brands manufactures and sells building sets under the KID K'NEX® and K'NEX® brand
names and Lincoln Logs®.* We are also the exclusive distributor of BRIO® products in the
U.S. and Canada. Lincoln Logs are manufactured in China by an ICTI certified factory. ICTI is
the International Council of Toy Industries and more information can be found at www.toy-icti.org
. Each factory is inspected, monitored and subject to periodic safety spot checks
throughout the year.
In addition, all products manufactured by K'NEX Brands conform to ASTM F963-03, the
American Society for Testing and Materials standard for toy safety (see www.astm.org
more information). This voluntary standard is recognized by the toy industry and governmental
agencies as the defining standard for toy safety. Adherence to this standard means that
building sets from K'NEX Brands do not use materials and designs that may be harmful to children.
Every component of every new product we manufacture is tested before the product is
produced to make sure that the final product meets ASTM F963-03 safety standards. As a
routine part of our safety assurance program, K'NEX Brands components are routinely examined
by an independent, third-party laboratory to ensure that they meet U.S. safety standards.
This year K'NEX is celebrating 15 years of making quality construction toys. Be assured that
we are mindful of U.S. toy safety standards and have measures in place to make sure our L
incoln Logs, Brio and K'NEX brand toys are safe for your children.
We thank you for your loyalty, confidence and support.
Very truly yours,
President & COO
*Lincoln Logs is licensed from Hasbro Properties Group
Please visit the links below for news reports and information on the current Toy recall...
United Kingdom: www.abcmoney.co.uk
North Carolina - www.nctimes.com
Communications site: www.tmcnet.com
Saudi Arabia: www.saudigazette.com.sa