Magformers® is a wonderful product. Unfortunately, this means that fake products or fake Magformers® are now available on the market.
Be careful not to be fooled with inferior quality from counterfeiters – the utmost important is the the safety of your child. Never let your child play with magnetic toys from which the magnets can come loose. With Magformers® you can certain. The genuine Magformers® are subjected to regular safety tests to ensure that they are manufactured to the highest standards: the small magnets are safely encapsulated by ultrasonic welding and do not come loose, even in the event of slight abnormal use during play.
International safety standards
Magformers® uses strong magnets to keep the building elements together while children use their imagination. At Magformers® we have made every effort to ensure that the small magnets are securely encapsulated and will not detach, even if the children are a little less careful with them during play. This does not always apply to other similar toys that are brought onto the market. When you purchase the real Magformers® products, you benefit from years of research and development, including specially designed plastics made exclusively for Magformers®.
Here’s what you can expect when you buy the real Magformers® toys:
The plastic used in the real Magformers® is of very high quality (ABS plastic). This plastic has been specially developed for Magformers® only! This means that no other magnetic toy is made of the same strong plastic as the real Magformers®! It is a very strong plastic that does not break easily during normal use or even during slightly abnormal use during play.
The original Magformers® products use neodymium magnets that are 5 times more powerful than the ordinary magnets in the imitated toys. The strength of the magnets serves to build better, faster and stronger, without making it difficult to clean up the constructions after playing.
Genuine Magformers® have 48 hours of anti-rust properties (but it is of course advisable to always keep them dry and not to moisten or wet them).
The genuine Magformers® are tested according to international safety standards, including the very strict standards of Europe and the USA:
o EN71-1: 2011 - Mechanical and physical properties
o EN71-2: 2011 - Flammability
o EN71-3: 2013 - Migration of a chemical substance
o ASTM F963-11 - Physical and mechanical tests
o ASTM F963-11 - Flammability test
o ASTM F963-11 Heavy elements - Test for soluble elements for substrate materials
o ASTM F963-11 Heavy elements - lead
o US Federal law Title 16 CFR 1303 Total lead content in surface coating
o US Act Product Safety Improvement for Consumers 2008 Title I Section 101 - Total lead content in surface coating
o US Act Product Safety Improvement for Consumers 2008 Title I Section 101 - Total lead content in non-surface coating materials (substrate)
o US Act Product Safety Improvement for Consumers 2008 Title I, Section 108 - Phthalates content
How can you recognize real Magformers®?
1. The Magformers® logo
2. On every Magformers® part, the brand name Magformers® is embossed in plastic.
3. Strict policy about sales
Magformers® are only sold through the Magformers® webshop on this website and through the following toy stores Dreamland, Fun, Intertoys and other toy specialists – If you want to know whether the real Magformers are available in your toy store, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
DO NOT PURCHASE SAFETY RISK FOR YOUR CHILD BY BUYING IMITATION PRODUCTS
Below is a list of fake Magformers found in the USA
MAGMAGIC – MAGMASTERS – NEOFORMERS – Leduncan – MAG-GENIUS – MAG-WISDOM – MAXFORMERS – MAGWORKS – MARMACTEP – HEREFIND – SAGO BROTHERS – GIMPO – MAG-PLAYER – MAG-SHINING – GENERIC – PIGGY BANK STORE – MAGNETIC-TILES – MAG.IIGTQE By Emaks – Sweet Toy – MAGSPACE – Magical Magnet – TBNEY/ Learning mag – NEWISLAND – HAPPY CHERRY – FENICAL – TURN SHOP – PLAYMATY – MINITODU – HAPPY STATE – PIXNOR – TINKSKY – PlayMaty – SUNTILES – MAGSTAR (Kobal Sales & Marketing/KSM sales) – SAGO BROTHERS – urthewinner – ToyGalaxyUK – Teylas Treasures LLC – Blessed Living
Here are some pictures of risks that can occur with products of inferior quality