Lego is a Danish company and are not manufactured in China.
Apart from official regulations, we aim to ensure that all LEGO products meet the expectations of quality and safety that consumers can reasonably demand of design, play patterns and foreseeable use.
As a further requirement, the LEGO Group has opted to ensure that its products not only satisfy the standards for plastics used in making toys but also the regulations that govern food packaging - plus meet a series of specific requirements for the properties of the raw materials.
The company has a development laboratory for plastics materials and a test laboratory in Denmark.
The LEGO Group uses primarily ABS plastics in the manufacture of its products. This ABS material has been specially developed for our company and is not available to others. This has important consequences: for example, no other manufacturer is able to make products with the same unique clutch power, shine properties and colour stability as LEGO Group products possess. The company's laboratories continuously test our plastics to the extreme in order to improve resistance, for example, to bite marks and scratching.
All LEGO play materials carry the EU CE symbol. The symbol means that the LEGO Group guarantees that the product complies with the European Toy Directive. Products manufactured for the American market must satisfy the Code of Federal Regulation and ASTM standard F963.
The LEGO Group is a member of both TIE (Toy Industries of Europe) and TIA (Toy Industries of America), and chairs the European committee for standardisation of toy safety. Through TIE and the European standardisation committee, CEN, the LEGO Group is actively engaged in defining toy standards which can promote safety in the toy sector.
· 1 decade ago