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perler beads safe??

haver you guys heard of perler beads??

they are a bead you can put on a peg board kinda thing, make a design and then iron it so the beads kinda melt togethour and make a cool toy/ bead design

i was wondering if i could make toys out of this? if it would be safe i think it could be a cool idea!

here is a video showing how to do it because im terrible at describing things xD

Perler Beads / Hama Beads Tutorial - Hello Kitty - YouTube after your done, you just place wax paper down on it and iron it and all the beads stick togethor!


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found this online... my biggest concern would be choking , how well do they fuse?
Perler Beads Safe for Children and Adults




READING, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the recent recall of Aqua Dots, craft bead producer Perler Beads, a Cloverdale, California-based company, offers consumers complete reassurance that Perler Beads are safe for use by children and adults. Yesterday's recall of Aqua Dots (known as Bindeez outside the United States) should not be confused with Perler Beads, a product also used by children to create designs on pegboards. The major differences between the two products are that Perler Beads use heat to fuse the designs, not chemicals, and that Perler Beads are made in the United States and use food-safe plastic. "For more than 25 years, we have produced a safe product for children, and as parents ourselves, we take great pride in maintaining the strictest standards of quality" says President Kevin Fick. "Parents and grandparents can feel safe in purchasing and using Perler Beads." Perler Beads are available in more than 50 colors, and can be used with a variety of colorful peg board shapes to provide unlimited creative play for children. Perler Beads have been sold worldwide for more than 25 years, and have been safely used by tens of millions of families. This classic activity is now being enjoyed by children whose parents grew up with Perler Beads. Perler Beads fuse through the process of melting with a regular home iron, then cooling. The bead design is then removed from the pegboard, which can be used over and over again. Creative ideas can be found on their Web site http://www.perlerbeads.com Some facts about Perler Beads: -- The beads are made in California. -- The plastic used in the beads and pegboard shapes is also made in the USA. -- The plastic and color dyes used to manufacture the beads are all non- toxic. -- The beads are made of LDPE, a food-grade plastic. -- There is no chemical coating on Perler Beads. Perler Beads is a division of Dimensions, maker of quality crafts, needlecraft kits, paint-by-number kits and rubber stamps. They are located at 1801 N. 12th Street, Reading PA 19604.
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hmm. oh yes.. choking.. i forgot to think about that..

i guess if i just made them as a foot toy with string.. that would work?


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If you are using string then pony beads are most likely cheaper.
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hmmm, alright i tried stringing 4-5 ona string.. and its ice's favorite toy right now.. she just sits there forever.. LOl


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Never heard of them, interesting!

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I'm honestly not sure, as I've not heard of these before. I do know that pony beads are considered safe as long as you don't have a parrot that swallows inanimate objects. Most parrots are smart enough to not do this. I give toys to my birds all the time that have pony beads.

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