Nowadays you can buy anywhere loom products. Unfortunately there are many counterfeit products in circulation.
Why is it so dangerous to buy counterfeit products
1 Rainbow Band products are tested and approved to European and Belgian legislation. As a result, the entire Rainbow Band range is CE certified.
2. Rainbow Band items are tested for the presence of toxic substances such as lead, certain plasticizers like phthalates, PCBs. These substances are very harmful to the body and banned in Europe. Think of the problems with Scoubidou.
3 How do you recognize a safe product? The name and address of the manufacturer or importer must ALWAYS be listed on the packaging. Additional safety is if the CE mark is mentioned (but this is not always required). Where the appropriate icon for the age of use is used, it has to be the right one. For the Rainbow Bands this year +3 . On most counterfeit products is this icon marked 0-4 or 0-8, this is not correct and not authorized by law.
But as I said, the fastest way to see if the product is approved, is to see whether the data of the manufacturer / importer is listed.
4 What are the benefits of Rainbow Band elastic bands versus the counterfeit products
- Rainbow Band rubber bands are safe
- Rainbow Band rubber bands are firmer, and do not break as fast. Fake rubber bands break very quickly and are often poorly finished. Waste of money and effort if you work of art suddenly is destroid
- Rainbow Bands are not more expensive. There are fake rubber bands on the market at € 0.75, but only for 100 pcs. In the Rainbow Band package there are 600 pcs so 0.75 x 6 = € 4.50. Even a bag of € 0.75 for 200 st, is even more expensive 0.75 x 3 = € 2.25 Rainbow Bands cost between 2 and € 2.85, so the price is good !!
You wont put the health of your children at risk ????