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SqueakerDoo 03-18-2009 08:17 PM

How safe are safety eyes?
 
Ok, I know they are called safety eyes, but are they really safe? What's up with that? Just curious. I am knitting a little Easter bunny for a BABY (1st Easter)....I am just trying to figure out what to do for the eyes. I'd love to hear your input.

Thanks!

HollyP 03-18-2009 08:30 PM

I don't trust safety eyes. For babies and small children I embroider the eyes on. I found a tutorial a while back that shows how to make really good looking eyes. Here is the link. http://esunbeams.com/knittycat/patterns/knittycatsYarnKnotEyesforPeepsTutorial.pdf

Jan in CA 03-19-2009 01:22 AM

No way I'd use those. For children under three I'd embroider them on.

ritaw 03-19-2009 03:54 AM

I make many toys and whilst Safety eyes are very strong once put on , you can never under estimate what a young child can do . So to side with caution if the toy is for a very young child then always embroider the eyes on .

knitpurlgurl 03-19-2009 08:33 AM

I read that safety eyes should never be used in children ages 3 and under. I'm using them for the first time in a bag for my 4 year old and it kinda makes me nervous. I may embroider eyes on instead. 'Haven't decided yet.

Anarfea 03-21-2009 01:19 PM

Thanks for the info. I want to knit some toys for my nice (she's 2). So I guess I need to learn to embroider, then.

SuncatcherCraftEyes 12-26-2012 03:04 PM

Safety eyes are not safe for young children
 
Hi,

Craft eyes that are sold as "safety eyes" are mislabeled. There is no such thing as craft eyes that are safe for young children. I am the owner of Suncatcher Craft Eyes, and I have a warning label on my packaging that states, "Contains small parts that may present a choking hazard for children under 3." I also don't recommend them for pet toys.

Hope that helps.

Michelle McLaughlin
Suncatcher Craft Eyes

mojo11 12-27-2012 12:57 PM

The only assumption that is safe to make with a child that is still in the "everything-MUST-be-taste-tested" stage is that if a thing will come loose from another thing, the child WILL find a way to get it loose. I don't trust anything with small, removable pieces for young children or dogs.

Redgrrl 03-23-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SqueakerDoo (Post 1215441)
Ok, I know they are called safety eyes, but are they really safe? What's up with that? Just curious. I am knitting a little Easter bunny for a BABY (1st Easter)....I am just trying to figure out what to do for the eyes. I'd love to hear your input.

Thanks!

I think it's all in how you put the safety eyes in that make them safe or not. i put them in then push on the plastic washer then i use triple strand of yarn through the hole at the bottom of the eye screw and tie them together. Then i anchor that to to some other part, usually a neck strap. i want to make absolutely sure that those eyes are not coming out no matter how hard my grandson may pull, tug or suck on them! So i only buy safety eyes that have that hole in the bottom of the screw part.

ABC's Mom 03-24-2013 06:52 AM

I just made a knitted puppy for my one year old grand daughter for Christmas. The pattern actually didn't call for Safety Eyes , but had them embroidered on as well as the nose.
I don't even buy stuffed animals for the grandkids that have plastic eyes on them. Always opt for the sewn/embroidered faces.


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