At Children’s Specialties, safety is one of our top priorities. That’s why we’ve partnered with the leading manufacturers to bring you products that are certified to adhere to the most rigorous safety standards. You can have confidence that all of our equipment either meets or exceeds the industry standard. In addition, with our manufacturers, we bring over 100 combined years of experience to you. We believe that sets us apart from smaller, less experienced companies as an industry leader in quality, safety, and fun. Below are some of the standards and criteria that we are proud to say we demand from our suppliers and ourselves.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Washington, DC 20207
Handbook for Public Playground Safety:
E-mail address: email@example.com
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency within the U.S. Federal Government with authority to inform the public of current product safety performance information and recommended practices. The CPSC first published their guidelines for public playgrounds in 1981 and have updated the publication several times over the past 19 years. The current CPSC Handbook for Public Playground Safety, publication #325, is an excellent guide for owners and operators of public play environments.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Washington, DC 20207
This landmark consumer product safety law includes provisions addressing, among other things, infant or toddler products, third-party testing and certification, imports, civil and criminal penalties, and a publically-searchable database of reports of harm.
8300 Colesville Road, Suite 250 Silver Spring, MD 20910
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The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a third party certification service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the ASTM F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use, except sections7.1.1, 10, and 12.6.1; to CAN/CSA Z614, Children’s Playspaces and Equipment, except clauses 9.8, 10, and 11; or both. The use of this seal signifies that our manufacturers have received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product associated with the use of this seal conforms with the requirements of the indicated standard. A list of validated products may be found at IPEMA's web site:
The American Society for Testing and Materials is an independent and world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM’s F15.29 committee, chaired by Dr. Francis Wallach, met consistently for over a decade in the continual development of the F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The current version is F 1487-11, published in 2011.
1401 Enclave Pkwy, Ste 200 Houston, TX 77077
The International Organization for Standardization certification process is an industry certification that is used to measure manufacturing standards and certify a company’s compliance with quality control systems covering design, development, production, installation, inspection, and testing of products related to park and playground activities and associated equipment for public and private use.
Access Board (ADAAG)
1331 F street, NW Washington, DC 20004-1111
Guidance Available on Play Area Guidelines:
Access Board (The United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board) has completed Accessibility Guidelines for Play Facilities as set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Final Report of the Regulatory Negotiation Committee is available via the internet.