Country of Origin: USA
Features and Benefits
- Crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested maple hardwood
- Simple ABC Blocks are a set of 16 blocks, Engraved ABC Blocks are also a set of 16 blocks, Maple Landmarks colorful blocks are 28 hard maple blocks
- A must for any toy box, preschool or grand child
- Behind each letter is an engraved image whose name begins with that letter
- For example A apple, Y yacht
Wood is organic and continues to "live" even after it has been made into a toy or household product, no matter the coating applied to it. It will expand and contract with moisture and temperature. Improper exposure to the elements can irreparably damage wood. Water that is absorbed deep into its fibers and then dries too rapidly is likely to create cracks and warps.
If you desire to clean a wooden item:
- Do wipe it with warm soapy water and allow to air dry.
- Do Not soak it in water or put in the dishwater.
- Do Not use or place wooden objects in the microwave.
If recoating any wood product, for child or table, be sure the product you choose is safe for the purpose. Do not use a vegetable oil that may turn rancid.
Paints, stains, and inks may fade over long lengths of time, depending on the material and exposure to ultra-violet light. That is a natural occurrence, and does not reflect a defect. Avoid direct sunlight to minimize this.
Through typical play, even hardwood toys will get banged and scratched. Consider this a cherished record of your child's play. It is better to put some wear and tear on a solid wooden toy than to spend time being passively entertained by electronic gadgets. Please be sure to occasionally inspect your child's toys for broken parts or other problems. It is handy to have a piece of sandpaper available to smooth out roughed up dents and dings, especially, on uncolored wood. Keep in mind that under their guarantee, Maple Landmark will repair or replace any item returned to them that no longer functions properly.
Maple Landmark tests their finishes and inks for resistance to damage by water and other common liquids such as juices. While avoiding coatings that may lead to a problem under typical use, Maple Landmark cannot guarantee resistance to every household chemical that a toy or other wooden product may come it contact with. Often Maple Landmark finds that the more "natural" a finish is, the more susceptible it can be to spotting by common liquids. It is a trade-off, with the more bullet-proof finishes on the market tending to have more questionable chemicals in them.
The wood Maple Landmark uses is from native species. Using rock maple primarily, as well as some pine and cherry. These are some of the best materials for wooden toys and gifts, Maple Landmarks are fortunate to have them locally available. What does Maple Landmarks do with their wood waste? They have a couple of local farmers who take away their sawdust for cattle bedding. Wood scraps are put out for locals to use for kindling, since wood heat is very common in Vermont in the winter months.
Maple Landmark will be happy to repair/replace broken parts or parts that aren't functioning as intended. Maple Landmark does not supply "fix-it-yourself" parts, the item must be returned to them.
Replacements for lost loose parts can be purchased from Maple Landmark.
For normal wear and tear, Maple Landmark limits any work to returning the item to a safe condition. Cosmetic wear will only be dealt with to the extent Maple Landmark can reasonably do so.
Should the item be discontinued from Maple Landmark's line, they will work to repair as best they can with parts that are available. If necessary, a comparable current item may need to serve as a replacement.
Send to Maple Landmark, postage paid, at: Maple Landmark, 1297 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753. Maple Landmark Will cover the return postage. No need to call in advance however you must include a letter inside indicating the problem with your complete address and phone or email. Returns for any other reason require advance contact.
Questions? Call Maple Landmark at 1-800-421-4223.