Below is an except from the owner explaining her decisions to base Eeboo's manufacturing in China:
Almost all of our products are made simply of paper, cardboard, (often recycled) and non-toxic inks. eeBoo manufactures many of its products overseas for a variety of technical and economic reasons. But unlike many companies that manufacture abroad, we work one on one with a small number of prestigious printers whom we know and trust. Our primary sources have been recognized for their “green” manufacturing processes and all have been fully certified to ICTI standards. ICTI Certifies that these businesses adhere to the highest health and safety requirements.
The printers we use manufacture many of the children’s books for top U.S. Publishing companies, and use the same materials. Their facilities are clean, modern and totally responsible. We work directly with our factories, so we know the principals of the company personally. We never “job out” production runs to other factories, nor do we use “brokers” to find less expensive means of production. The consistently high quality of our product bears out this commitment.
From the beginning, long before the recent publicity surrounding Chinese made goods, eeBoo has conscientiously safety tested its products with independent professional testing agencies for all aspects of safety (toxicity, small parts, mechanical tests, and a variety of other risks and hazards) based upon the appropriate age recommendation. We test to meet or exceed ASTM, and EN71 standards. Our Warning labels consistently err on the side of caution.