Social Responsibility & Safety

For 20+ years MerryMakers has led the field in the design and creation of high-quality dolls and toys based on the best children’s books. We work closely with illustrators to create toys that reflect the personalities of their book-based counterparts. Our production process is meticulous, and we use accredited testing facilities to ensure every product is safe for children.

Inspiring Future Generations

MerryMakers believes in creating a brighter future for children, within our community and around the world. Our plush supports literacy, encourages active and imaginative play, and teaches children to interact positively with one another, and express empathy and curiosity for the diverse world around them. At MerryMakers we value the important things in life – special memories, inclusivity, community support, and sustainability just as you do.

Bringing the Characters to Life

Literacy is vital to children’s growth and development. Our plush provides play value to assist in the learning process. We take great pride in capturing the essence of each book character. Each MerryMakers item is carefully designed, with thorough attention given to the smallest detail.

We partner with authors and illustrators to ensure the plush captures the personality of their character. Every design encourages a child’s interaction with the plush, book and with family and friends. Thoughtfully selected, high-quality materials guarantee many years of play enjoyment. Our wish is to create plush that is beloved and passed down for generations.


MerryMakers products meet or exceed the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), put forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for the makers of children’s games and toys. MOST of our products are rated Safe for All Ages under the CPSIA. Those that are not safe for all ages are safe for ages 3 and up. The small parts/choking hazard warning appears on the web page, catalog page, sewn-in label, and hangtag for those items. 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 are tested by a CPSC accredited third-party laboratory in accordance with US and Canadian safety standards, ASTM F963-17, and the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act. All dolls are tested for flammability, small parts, heavy metals, and general cleanliness. All plastic eyes and other components are secured with lock-washer. We would be happy to share safety reports 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.

Our goal is to supply our customers with high-quality, safe, imaginative, well-priced products 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.

California Proposition 65 Declaration 


MerryMakers values employment practices that are inclusive. While our small business is woman-owned and operated, our team covers a broad range of communities. We recognize the need to continue our understanding and our workplace diversity into the future. Just like the books our plush toys reflect, we strive to build a team that reflects people of all backgrounds.


We care about keeping the Earth green for the future of our children and the sustainability of our planet. We are now shipping in recycled mailers and cartons and have gone digital wherever possible. We understand that there is more to do as we strive to meet our long-term goals of sustainability. 

Giving Back

Giving back to our community is a vital part of our business model. Our priority is to support organizations that get toys directly into the hands of the children they serve.