About Brio Train Sets
Brio is a Swiss company that makes wooden toys for children. It is particularly well known for its train sets. The toys are strong and very difficult to damage, so they last a long time. Brio toys are often good to hand down to new generations, so they are a good investment when buying toys for small children.
Brio creates products that are safe for children to use. Everything from the wood to the paint is governed by European standards of safety. The company prides itself on products that are high quality and that they comply with laws, any rules and other product standards applicable to the market. It also ensures that the factories where the toys are made employ socially-responsible conditions.
?Socially-responsible? refers to the toy industry?s code of conduct, up to which Brio has signed. The code of conduct is a set of rules that relate to the ethical treatment of workers and their working conditions, amongst other things. The company ensures that its suppliers comply with all agreements to which Brio itself is committed.
One of the ideas behind Brio?s wooden toys and train sets is to encourage learning and education for children, including the fostering of imagination. The train sets are particularly good for this as they allow children to create whole scenarios using toys with moving parts. Children (or parents) can also add individual elements to the sets bringing variety to each one.
Brio claims that it tests its toys in excess of the standards required by law. This means that they conduct load tests using larger pressures, and drop tests from bigger heights than of what are required by test institutes across the world.