Unit Product Weight: 12.68 lbs
Features and Benefits
- Includes play tools like a hammer, a wrench and a saw
- Made of birch plywood, wheel treads made of silicone
- Strength of brake can be adapted to suit user
- Designed to be extremely stable for young walkers
- Recommended for children 10+ months of age
The highly sophisticated materials used by HABA are free from harmful heavy metals (lead and chrome etc.) and correspond to the prescriptions of EU standards and the American ASTM.
Their tests extend far beyond statutory provisions and entail high financial expenditures. The Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern (LGA) in Nuremberg, an independent testing institute with years of international experience tests all of their materials and the finished toys to protect our children, in accordance with the following guidelines, standards and laws:
EN 71 - European Standard for Toy Safety
ASTM F 963 - Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
EU directive 76/769 EEC on azo-dyes (forbidden amine)
Chemicals prohibition ordinance (national) stannous - organic compound
HABA toys conform to all European and US recommended standards and requirements for toy safety in terms of material and manufacturing.
The tenets of HABA's environmental policy:
- Environmental protection is an integral component of the HABA corporate family.
- The concept of protecting the environment pervades every function and day-to-day work at every company level.
- Environmental awareness is constantly promoted among their staff by means of training courses.
- HABA's suppliers are integrated into their corporate family's environmental policy.
- HABA actively invests a portion of their profits in the protection of the environment.
- HABA places a premium on and abide by the pertinent environmental legislation and regulations.
- Production processes have to be continually upgraded. They ascertain, evaluate and minimize the use of raw materials, emissions and waste volumes on an ongoing basis.
- They regularly provide their customers, the public and the appropriate authorities with information on the environmental pollution caused by the HABA corporate family and on the work they do for the environment.
Combined Heat and Power Unit
Two combined heat and power units (CHPs) generate the thermal energy needed to heat their buildings. The CHPs provide warmth with an efficiency of over 70 percent and use 30 percent of all exhaust and radiant heat. They can also meet almost 20 percent of their need for electricity with the CHPs.
The roof of one of HABA's factories is covered with a 300 m2 photovoltaic facility (power rating 23 kWp) that generates 18,800 kWh of electricity annually. In spring of 2008, another facility on the roof of the new HABA warehouse will go online. With modules covering an area of 4656 m2 and a capacity of 470 kWp, it is one of the largest photovoltaic facilities in Upper Franconia. It will generate around 450,000 kWh of electricity annually (corresponds to the power consumption of 125 single family houses).
Recycling Scrap Wood
A total of 2,900 tons of wood scraps are used to generate energy in their heating system per year, another 1,300 is sold as raw material to regional customers. They also process wood scrap in a finger-jointing machine that produces raw material for table tops. All buildings are heated using biomass energy - without the need for fossil fuels.
Ground Source Heat Exchange System
The newly constructed Brauhof building is heated and cooled with a ground source heat exchange system that protects the environment and produces no emissions: External air is drawn through a 5-km-long system of pipes buried 4 meters in the ground, then used to cool the rooms in summer by about 4 degrees. In winter, this facility allows us to save about 20 percent on fuel.
HABA's factories are below the legally defined limit for dust emission. They use a cutting-edge filter system that filters fine dust particles out of the air with electrostatic energy.
HABA also collects rain and well water in six cisterns (volume 800 m3) that is used for sanitary facilities, for watering needs, or to regulate the temperature of offices.
To protect the environment, they only use environmentally-friendly, water-based stains and finishes on their wooden toys.
Use of Materials
The synergistic effects within the corporate family as a whole significantly contribute to the careful use of resources in production: it allows HABA to optimize the use of wood, or, to put it simply: large pieces of wood become Wehrfritz furniture, small pieces turn into HABA toys.
Cardboard boxes are reused for transport to avoid waste and save on raw materials.
The area around the company headquarters, such as the open spaces and facades, are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings. Their parking lot is not sealed with asphalt, has an environmentally-friendly surface and is home to a number of plants and trees.
How should furniture for children be made?
Rugged and long-lasting! The furniture that HABA creates is more than prepared to survive the daily wear and tear it is subjected to in a child's room or daycare center. HABA's play units are from the GEMINO construction system e.g. bear the GS label for "tested safety" and are guaranteed for 5 years.
Children, parents, and caregivers should get a lifetime of enjoyment out of their furniture. HABA guarantees the careful selection, controlling, and processing of all materials.
Toys come and go like flowers in the summer. Only wooden toys last. Day after day, year after year. Because wood is natural and long lasting and it has character and is pleasant to touch. The beautiful HABA designs make wood into the most extraordinary toys.
It doesn't always have to be wood, but is must be child-friendly. They are always open to new types of products and materials. But they always make sure their little customers are offered materials manufactured in environmentally-friendly ways.
If other materials are used in production, they take care that they are also renewable raw materials and biologically degradable, such as linoleum.
Wood is a renewable resource, one that with care will continue to be available, with proper management, forever. HABA primarily process beech wood from local forestry. Their beech wood suppliers are PEFC certified, a certification system for sustainable forestry.
Wood is a natural product, that gives furniture - or toys - a pleasant surface and character just waiting to be explored with all the senses. Additionally, furniture made of real wood improves the indoor climate as well as absorbing moisture from the air.
Recommended for children 10+ months of age.
Quality & Safety
For over 70 years HABA has learned about what discerning parents expect. A toy should benefit your children through play and also stimulate their awareness and it goes without saying that toys should conform to all applicable safety standards. A HABA toy will not only fulfill but exceed your expectations.
HABA wants to support children as they make their way through the world using play. The company's aim is to make children's lives happier and more exciting. This is a goal that can only be achieved through particularly high standards for quality and safety. But requirements alone aren't enough - they are just the beginning.
HABA toys correspond to all European and US recommended standards and requirements for toy safety in terms of materials and manufacturing.
When colors are used to paint toys HABA uses only solvent-free, water-based stains. This means that toys are totally safe to pass from hand-to-mouth.
HABA always places great scrutiny on the quality and safety of their products, particularly on the careful selection and processing of materials. That is why HABA is constantly monitoring the materials used to make their products. Their toys comply with European Standard EN 71 'Toy Safety' and whenever necessary their products are checked by authorized, independent institutes to ensure their safety.
HABA's corporate family can prove their compliance to the highest standards of quality: HABA, JAKO-O and Wehrfritz were all granted the DIN EN ISO 9001 certificate. This certificate attests that they have successfully introduced and used a quality control system for both their products and their processes, so that they can guarantee their consistent quality. The system includes processes within the company, such as those in development, production and assembly and, of course, applies to the products they manufacture and market.
Safety with Toys
Toys by HABA meet, in part, several European directives. This mainly depends on the materials from which their products are made and on the target group for which the products are designed. The most important directive for them is the "Toy Safety Directive". In directives, benchmarks and parameters are specified which must then be implemented in European standards, regulations and national laws.