Cara says: “As a mother, I invented SnoozeShade to use with my own daughter; therefore, safety has always been at the heart of SnoozeShade product design.
“For me, safety must come first above all else and I am proud that SnoozeShade is a ‘function over fashion’ product. I won’t compromise on safety.”
SnoozeShade has been through rigorous safety testing. This level of testing is mainly voluntary as most baby products only need to be safe enough for a 3 year old with the viewpoint that an adult will be using it versus the baby. However, this wasn't taking it far enough for Cara and so all SnoozeShade products are designed to meet the same strict safety regulations as for a newborn toy.
SnoozeShade straps are shorter than 22cm to prevent being a strangulation hazard. This potential problem was highlighted on ‘Britain’s Next Best Thing’ (BBC2, 2011) when a pram accessory was rejected by safety experts for having overly long straps.
We use velcro and high-quality zips designed to comply with anti-choking regulations. The poppers we use are the only baby-safe certified poppers in the world.
Every product has been designed to comply with European Standards, particularly BS EN 71 (the standard for the safety of child use and care articles).
In addition, the SnoozeShade range has been designed to meet, tested, and is compliant with, the following UK, European and US safety standards.
BS EN 71-1:2014+A1:2018 Safety of Toys – Mechanical and Physical Properties
BS EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 Safety of Toys – Flammability (our fabric self extinguishes)
EN71-32013+A3:2018 Migration of Certain Elements
CEN/TR 13387: Safety Guidelines
BS EN 13758 PART 1 (2002): UV Radiation Through Clothing
BS EN 13758 – 1:2002+A12007: Textiles Solar UV Protective Properties with measurement made in the visible light range
BS EN ISO 9237:1995 Air Permeability of Textile Fabrics
BS EN ISO 105-X12: 2002 Colour Fastness to Rubbing
BS EN ISO 5077: 2008/BS EN ISO 3759: 2011/ BS EN ISO 6330:2012: Dimensional stability to washing
BS EN ISO 14184-1: 2011: tests for presence of formaldehyde - not detected
REACH 1907/2006 Annex XVII: Cadmium content - not detected
REACH 1907/2006 Annex XVII entry 43: tests for presence of banned Azo dyes - not detected
US CPSC 16 CFR 1500.48 - sharp parts in toys
US CPSC 16 CFR 1500.49 - sharp metal in toys
US CPSC 16 CFR 1501 - choking, aspiration or ingestion hazards for children under 3 years of age
US CPSC 16 CFR 1500.44 - method for determining extremely flammable and flammable solids (Did NOT ignite)
US CPSC 16 CFR 1303 - Lead in paint
US CPSC 16 CFR 1307 - Phthalates content
Title 16, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter II - Consumer Products Safety Commission of USA - Part 1303 - Ban of Lead
CPSIA section 101 - Total Lead content
CPSIA section 101(f) (1) Lead in Paint
CPSIA section 101(a) (2) Lead in accessible substrate materials
US 16 CFR Part 1307 - Phthalates