Sep 30, 2013
It's interesting what one remembers about childhood. One of my earliest memories is being given my pedal car. I think that I was about four years old when I was presented with an amazing metal racing car (similar to this), which rapidly became my pride and joy. The car was one of two types made after the war, the other being the more common version which was based on an Austin A40 which nowadays is often seen on fun-fair roundabouts. The J40 (as it was known) also featured at this years Goodwood Revival meeting. The cars were built by disabled...
Mar 27, 2013
Safety testing is a crucial part of the development process of any toy. Designing toys that appeal to children can be a challenge but making sure that they are safe is vital. The days of the Kite Mark are long gone; it's now EU Directive EN71 and the "CE" Mark that are required before you can sell your toy in the European Market. And even in the days of the nanny state, no-one would argue that it's sensible. In the case of the ATK it doesn't make the product any less fun - it just makes it safe. There are...