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Pet & Child Safety

Here at goDog®, we value your pets safey and the safety of everyone around your pet. Yes, even the little ones running around grabbing everything in site. That’s why we design our products to meet child safety standards and then test against those standards to ensure every product meets our rigorous requirements.

What we Require

  • Pull testing: All appendages, like ears and tails, must pass a 15 pound pull test to ensure they do not become a choking hazard.
  • Secure Battery Doors: Battery doors accessible to pets require a tool to open because batteries can be harmful, even fatal, if swallowed.
  • Protected Electronic Modules: Electronic modules in sewn in toys require redundant protection because the batteries and electronic components can be harmful if swallowed.

What we Don't Allow

  • Small Parts: All accessible components must be larger than 1 3/4" because small parts can be a choking hazard.
  • Long strings or elastic cords: All strings must be shorter than 11 3/4" and all elastic cords must be shorter than 6", because anything longer can be a strangulation hazard
  • Small Round Holes: Holes and opening must be smaller than 1/4" or larger than 1/2" because round openings between these sizes can trap small fingers, possibly cutting off circulation.
  • Large Openings: Opening in toys must be smaller than 3 1/2" or larger than 9" because openings between these sizes can fit a pet's or child's head and they could get stuck.
  • Magnets: Magnets can be harmful, even deadly, if swallowed.
  • Exposed Springs: Spring coils must be covered because if exposed they can pinch skin and pull fur.
  • Sharp Points: Wires, structural elements and zip ties must be trimmed or twisted so there are no exposed sharp points.