Play Mat

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Information Manual

Hi there, we are going to explain to you everything you need to know about FancyBugs play mat, from Features to Cleaning and Care instructions, to its Materials used. This product is proudly designed in the UK and strictly made in Taiwan for quality assurance. If you have any questions about our product, feel free to contact us.

FEATURES

 

Prevent injuries with its thickness

Young children love to hop and jump and therefore are vulnerable to falls, bumps and bruises from falling onto hard surfaces. FancyBugs play mats have been carefully designed to use superior energy absorbing material of a suitable thickness to provide a soft padded cushioning and supporting area for children to prevent injuries including internal head and brain injuries, and yet still sturdy and durable enough to withstand the toughest winters and most energetic children.

Customer Sharing
 

"I can't imagine how many knocks and bruises little John would get without a FancyBugs play mat!"

Anna Craig
United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Eco-friendly and safe for children

We recognize the great responsibility to provide children of all ages with products that are safe. FancyBugs play mats are free of toxic and harmful materials such as Bisphenol-A (BPA), Phthalates, PVC, lead, chlorine, cadmium, ammonia, and, formaldehyde. Besides the highest quality raw material used FancyBugs play mats are also eco-friendly and do not contain Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). It is tested and complies with the EN71 Toy Safety Standard, EU REACH regulation, and ASTM. Do contact our Customer Happiness Team if you wish to get a copy of certificates or test reports obtained from the various internationally recognised laboratories.

"Although this play mat is small in size it fits our mid-size apartment very nicely. We got ourselves a second set 3 months later when Mathilde was learning to walk. A must-have for summer picnics."

Ben Simon
DenmarkDenmark

Portable

FancyBugs play mats are lightweight and have separate interlocking pieces which make them easy to disassemble for storage and moving around. They are great for outgoing and active children and suitable for use indoors and outdoors.

"We own a small apartment with decent size furniture. We did not want our kids to get injured when they are having fun. We were looking for something that was not bulky yet durable, FancyBugs play mat came to the rescue as they can be customised to place around the furniture as well as corners. Recommended to all parents."

Shermaine Ong
SingaporeSingapore

Customisable

Our unique interlocking feature makes it easy to assemble and fit into difficult areas like corners and even dangerous spots such as crib edges and furniture edges.

Multiple Uses

Children can create square or rectangular boxes from FancyBugs play mats to store and keep their toys, form different structures, shapes, and patterns, or make a soft play area. Some of our play mats have separable amusing and educational characters which makes them fun pre-school learning toys.

Easy to clean

FancyBugs play mats are waterproof and easy to clean with water and most household cleaners. Our unique production approach is what differentiates us from other play mats - they resist mould, mildew, and bacteria from entering the mat. All you have to do is to make sure the surface of the play mat is clean.

"One product many uses, the easy to clean feature makes life less messy. It is not just only visually good but its toy-like concept makes it educational for kids as well. Quality inside out."

Virginia Cheng
SingaporeSingapore

Choking prevention initiative

Each small piece in the FancyBugs play mat, for example, some of the animal characters, has been carefully designed throughout the product development stage. They are larger than 3cm to prevent small pieces from entering children‘s respiratory tracts thus avoid possible choking hazards.

TOO SMALL?

 

Each set of FancyBugs play mats has the same puzzle-type connector system. If the required area is too large you can purchase a few sets to create a larger play mat.


Play mat too small? No worries!

"Our pediatrician suggested that a simple puzzle could improve learning skills much more efficiently than just using visual and audio-learning. After searching high and low, we decided to invest in a FancyBugs play mat. Works as a large-sized puzzle and a play mat; you get to kill two birds with one stone! True value for money!!"

Miley Lee
SingaporeSingapore

MATERIAL

 

What is Ethylene Vinyl Acetate?

EVA is the chemical name of the secret ingredient we use in our play mats. EVA is recommended by many NGOs such as HCWH and CHEJ as an eco-friendly alternative to PVC and used in many important areas, from food packaging (sandwich bags) and childcare products (teethers), to neonatal intensive care industries.

Why is it used in FancyBugs play mats?

Unlike PVC, EVA does not require the addition of chlorine (The “C” in PVC, a well known carcinogen), and it does not require plasticizers like BPA or phthalates, thus making them environmental friendly and better choice in making FancyBugs play mats.

"As a kindergarten teacher and a mother of 3 kids, I strongly advise parents not to push too hard during the child’s pre-school learning period - a fun and holistic approach is always more preferable. The FancyBugs puzzle-like play mat is a good way to start as it is a fun way to aid children’s learning skills, at the same time it does a good job preventing kids from being injured."

Alexia Millbrook
SingaporeSingapore

What is wrong with PVC?

PVC is particularly harmful in products that are used directly by children. Many other play mats are made of PVC that contains dangerous chemical additives such as BPA, phthalates, lead, cadmium, organotins and other endocrine disruptors, which can be toxic to your children’s health. These unsafe materials can leach out over time posing dangers to children and have been linked to asthma, learning disabilities, diabetes, and other chronic health problems on the rise.

Play mats are usually used directly by children and so it is crucial to use a safer material. While FancyBugs has taken another step forward in making play mats safer for our children, what will you do to ensure a safe and healthy environment for your kids?

"At first, I was quite skeptical about EVA is used in food packaging, teethers, and even almost every premium brand shoes like Clarks, Crocs, and FitFlop. After some asking around, you were right! FancyBugs play mat has a little odor but it was acceptable. Some prints faded when I brushed off it with strength, I guess it is just normal for printed materials."

Lee  Mey Tze
SingaporeSingapore

What is Formamide?

Formamide is a harmful chemical with strong ammonia like odor. Many irresponsible manufactures use formamide to soften foam products due to its very low cost factor. These include children’s furniture, tennis shoes, sandals, helmets, and bath toys.

Shall I be worry?

We do not include formamide in our recipe in making FancyBugs play mats, instead, we use formic acid, a better and greener alternative but at a higher price tag.

While Formamide would be banned from use of children products across the European Union starting 2013, Taiwan, where our manufacturer is located in, has since imposed the similar ban starting 1st January 2012.

THICKNESS

 

FancyBugs play mat is carefully designed using unique energy-absorbing material with a thickness of 13mm to protect children from falls, bumps, and bruises.

WARRANTY

 

We want you to have peace of mind when purchasing from us. FancyBugs play mat comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and is backed by comprehensive product liability insurance. For warranty information please visit www.fancybugs.com/support/warranty.

CLEANING AND CARE

 
  • Wipe with a clean cloth or rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Wipe or rinse with cold water only.
  • Do not use abrasive detergents.
  • Soaking is not necessary unless a complete disinfection is required.
  • Air dry and avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and heat.

GENERAL

 
  • Each and every set of FancyBugs play mats has unique color combinations due to our special production approach.
  • Parental or adult supervision is recommended for children under the age of 3.
  • Remove and discard all packaging materials properly.
  • This product meets or exceeds the European and American safety standards EN71 and ASTM.
  • Please keep all the relevant information or visit this page for future reference.

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