Collectable item or toy - the foggy area surrounding handmade dolls is actually quite straight forward

Toy or decorative item? - the golden question that doll makers everywhere must consider when making and selling products.


Unfortunately most get it wrong and this means that they could potentially harm a child.

According to the European commission document number 20, a doll IS a toy and MUST adhere to regulated toy safety standards.

Eu handmade doll


There a very few dolls out there not classified as toys.

For a doll to be classified as decorative or collectible it must comply to the following.

Doll safety

For further information, refer to the EU commission:

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