Bannor Toys is committed to provide highest quality products which comply with and exceed all US standards and regulations. Wood is naturally anti-microbial. Bacteria does not sustain life for long and does not duplicate on wood like it can on plastic or other surfaces. The silicone we use is the highest quality, completely free of BPA, PVC, Cadmium, Lead, Latex and Phthalate. Each toy is handcrafted here in Iowa, and passes through several hands before being packaged up.