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Posted · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

I want to print some toys for one of my friends' little son.

But is PLA safe enough as the child may put the toy into his mouth or something like this.

Is it poisonous for a child?

Thanks.

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Posted · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

PLA in itself should okay. Not sure about the coloring.

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Posted · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

I would be much more afraid of the thing breaking and causing injury that way. Imagine that there's a layer with poor adhesion, the kid puts it in his/her mouth and it snaps. I think we all know how sharp the edges of a print can be *shudder* Not to mention the obvious choking hazard.

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Posted · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

Well if you print something solid and without any thin parts it should be quite allright. But I think it's best not to take the risk.

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Posted (edited) · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

For children depends on the age. Also if he bites it I would only use fda approved filaments. And also yeah PLA snaps when it breaks. And tglass that it's fda approved snaps even worse when broken... So it really depends on the age of the children. It's a difficult matter. I did aome toys for mine in easywood coconut and varnish it with a 100% safe (also 100% ecological) for children wood varnish.

I liked the coconut for my children because even when it's pla+coconut wood, it doesn't 'snap'. It breaks more smoothly but also its more weak than just pla.

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Posted · Is Ultimaker PLA safe enough for printing children's toys

Thanks all.

Of cause, I won't print something sharp.

Thanks @neotko, it's the first time that I hear about 'fda approved filaments', that really helpful for me.

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