MerryMakers was founded in 1993 with the goal of providing carefully designed dolls and toys based on the very best children's books, museum collections, and other characters for customers around the world. We handle all stages of product development, from design to the manufacture and delivery of finished products.
In addition to our line of licensed dolls, we make custom products for a wide variety of clients, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, Colonial Willamsburg, and publishers in the US and abroad.
MerryMakers Licensing, a new division of MerryMakers, Inc., provides full-service worldwide brand development for children's book and related art properties. President Clair Frederick brings more than 25 years of experience in all facets of licensing, beginning in 1985 at Determined Productions, the company that helped make SNOOPY a household name.
Focusing on fresh and classic properties with deep literary roots, MerryMakers Licensing offers:
- Marketing and brand development
- A strong network of relationships with licensors and key retailers
- Creative retail promotions across multiple media
- International partnerships
- Extensive experience in product design
- Long-standing manufacturing contacts and commitment to product quality
Our Featured Property
JAMES DEAN'S PETE THE CAT
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has instituted stringent testing and labeling requirements, known as the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008), for makers of children's games and toys. MerryMakers products meet or exceed these safety requirements and are deemed Safe For All Ages under the CPSIA. (The Everywhere Bears are an exception to this. They are safe for ages 3 and up due to small parts/choking hazard.) Note: On all products, the hangtag must be removed before presenting to children under age 3.
Our testing procedures follow strict guidelines. Before shipment, randomly selected dolls from each production run are tested by a CPSC accredited third-party laboratory in Hong Kong in accordance with US and Canadian safety standards, ASTM F963-07, 16 CFR 1303 and Canadian Hazardous Products Act. All dolls are tested for flammability, small parts, heavy metals, and general cleanliness. All plastic eyes and other components are lock-washered on. We keep the safety reports on file and would be happy to share them with you if questions arise.
We have steady, long-term relationships with our vendors and inspect our factories regularly. Our vendors are committed to providing safe working conditions for their employees, with no child or prison labor used, and production workers are paid a fair wage. We do not allow any of our production to be sub-contracted out.
Our goal is to supply our customers with high-quality, safe, imaginative, well-priced product for children. If any questions come up regarding the safety or age-appropriateness of any of our dolls, please give us a call at 888-989-0454.