Dolls for Christmas — PVC and Phthalate free!

SAFbaby has done a little research to find PVC and phthalate free dolls – and just in time for Christmas!

There are a few manufactures they list that use vinyl to make their dolls, but they are phthalate free. Certainly a great step, but as the article points out, lead has been found in several products using PVC. SAFbaby recommends erring on the side of caution and going PVC and vinyl free. In any case, those manufacturers using phthalate free vinyl are:
• Kathe Kruse
• Keptin-Jr
• Corolle
• Zapf Creation

These are the vinyl and phthalate free dolls SAFbaby recommends. They are all cloth dolls and easy to clean.

Paola Soft Doll by Haba
Waldorf Flippippi Fortune Fairy by Kathe Kruse
The Earth Friends Doll Raji
BabiCorolle Sorbet Melodie Doll
Keptin Jr – Organic Cotton Doll
 
Other cloth dolls I am aware of include (though note I am still contacting manufacturers to be sure they are free of other toxins):

Pottery Barn Kids Dolls and their Baby Dolls (though note, these are spot washable only, however cute they are)

Sweet Dolly by Baby Gund (my daughter has been attached to this doll for 2 years, since about 7 months old. She holds up very well in the washing machine.)

Flippippi Fortune Butterfly Red
by Kathe Kruse 

Baby Stella by Manahattan Toy

Whatever doll you choose, SAFbaby recommends contacting manufacturers to be sure the dolls are not treated with flame retardants, are free of heavy metals, and are painted with safe/non-toxic paints.

SAFbaby also told me they updated their post. They pointed out that even cloth dolls may not be free of phthalates. Some are stuffed with plastic pellets. Some pellets are made with PE which is a safe plastic and others PVC, which is not safe, so be sure you know what the doll is made of — inside and out!

Related Articles
Non-toxic toys for Christmas
BPA free bottles, sippy cups and more
BPA and phthalate free pacifiers
BPA and phthalate free teethers and rattles
 
Lead and PVC free lunch boxes
Lead in Christmas lights

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Theresa on December 20, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    IS PVC different than phtalates? I know there is phtalate free dolls that are vinyl. IS this safe enough for baby doll.
    1) I contacted American Girl Baby after purchasing the ORganic phthalate free Keptin-Jr. Doll. THis Kepin-jr doll smelled significantly. I do not understand why they add extra scent to these dolls. Can you please tell me any doll that does not add extra scent to them?

    2) I was interested to know about the pottery barn classic kitchen set. I was just told it exceeded the safety standards. PB is not able to release standards. This year the law will demand 90 ppm vs 600 ppm with the lead. Pottery Barn is actually already meeting those standards. However, I am still not sure if this is a safe product or not? I am not sure about the mdf board? If is is lead free. Can you help here?

    3) Also at pottery barn, is the metal tea set-is this free of any lead in the paint?

    Thankyou
    Theresa

    Reply

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