Silicone Beads Australia only sources silicone beads from reputable manufacturers that have had their quality management system independently certified to ISO:9001 standards. We visit our manufacturers factory in China to personally view the manufacturing process and gain valuable insight into the latest developments and production methods. As the largest wholesale silicone bead supplier in Australia and a fully insured business, you can be sure we only sell the highest quality silicone beads, silicone teethers and accessories.
Our silicone beads and teethers have been tested and certified to ensure they comply with the Australian safety standard (AU/NZS ISO 8124.3:2012) relating to the migration of certain elements. All our silicone beads are free from BPA, Lead, Mercury, PVC, Latex, Phthalates and Cadmium.
We pay for our beads and teethers to be independently tested and do NOT rely on the testing certificates provided by our manufactures This provides extra peace of mind for you, our customers, and us as your supplier .
It is YOUR responsibility to ensure the products you make using the silicone beads purchased from us meet the relevent Australian Safety Standards.
Loose silicone beads are not suitable for children under 3 years of age as they pose a choking risk. Store loose silicone beads out of reach AND sight of inquisitive hands and eyes.
SOME BASIC SAFETY POINTERS
- Just because you see someone else doing it, doesn’t mean its being done correctly (despite what they may say!)
- Never market a dummy chain as anything other than that. As soon as you suggest it can be chewed on or attach a teether, it becomes a toy and is subject to the toy standards. A dummy chain will always fail the toy safety standards testing
- Never market a keyring made with silicone beads as being appropriate for a baby to chew on/play with. It is a choking hazard.
- Always ensure your products are labelled correctly. Information on mandatory labelling requirements can be found in the standards (link to purchase below).
- “Car mirror dangles/diffusers” are all the rage – please check with your local state or territory government as in most cases it is illegal to have objects hanging from your rear view mirror.
- Check any solid (one piece) teethers that you purchase are not too small. There are many wooden animal shapes available (usually direct from China) that slide right through the choke tube test template. There are also many overseas silicone teether designs that will fail when tested to Australian standards.
- The USA and Canada have much softer safety standards than us, so it is important to not take much note of how they construct and market their items. What may pass over there, could very well be a fail in the Australian market.
Business owners please feel free to join the facebook group " Teething Toy and Silicone Jewellery Safety for Australian Business Owners" for information regarding the 2015 changes to the classification of "Teething Necklaces" in Australia and other useful safety information.
Please also see some helpful links below -
You can apply for a free abn here
Toy safety standards can be purchased here
Dummy Chain safety standards can be purchased here
Hobby or a Business? Find information here
Access our free basic info sheet here