The award-winning German toy manufacturer Hess-Spielzeug has been producing high-quality wooden toys since 1991. With its extensive collection of colourful, innovative and child-friendly designs, Hess-Spielzeug has grown to become one of the leading European manufacturers of quality wooden toys for babies and toddlers. All Hess toys are hand-made in Germany under environmentally friendly conditions and using only carefully selected materials. The toys are made from high-quality FSC approved European wood. All paints and stains are water-based and 100% non-toxic and saliva-resistant. All other materials used such as strings, elastics and glues are also non-toxic and child-safe. Any metal parts such as clips and bells are nickel free. Hess toys fully comply with European and Australian Safety Standards for Toys.