Have you noticed this on the toy packaging?

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  1. Waverider

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    A fellow member asked for a UPC code for the ice cream truck twins. So I decided to take a photo of it. When look at the photo I noticed the three symbols below the UPC code. The two on the left and right I know, but I never noticed the one in the middle. What does a yellow triangle with a lion in the middle mean?

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  2. Tyrannosaur

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    It means it's not for Lions, silly :) 
     
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    Secret symbol of the Honorable Brotherhood of Plastic.
     
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    Keep away from pets?
     
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    i actually think it means that it IS safe for lions...
     
  6. Waverider

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    How many people have lions as pets??? :D 
     
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    Found this:

    "The Lion Mark was developed in 1988 by the British Toy & Hobby Association as a symbol of toy safety and quality for the consumer, exactly what the CE Mark is not.

    While the Lion Mark is only used by BTHA members, its membership includes many major international and European companies. In all, the BTHA members supply around 95% of all toys sold in the UK.

    So what is the point of a Lion Mark?

    To display the Lion Mark, the supplier has signed a strict Code of Practice, (the TRA Code is based on this same document), which, as well as covering toy safety matters, demands the highest standards of ethics in advertising and in the thorny matter of counterfeiting."


    so uhm,....yeah.
     
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    So the Lion Mark pretty much eliminates any need for the CE mark?
     
  9. Malikon

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    idk, I just typed 'red lion on yellow triangle symbol' into yahoo/google and started reading.

    Basically it seems like each country has it's own symbol that means, "this toy won't poison and murder your child"

    Personally I think the american symbol for that should be the graphic image of a toy actually murdering a child.

    you know, because that would be awesome, and that's how we roll.
     
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    I've always wondered about that. Figured it was something for safety!
     
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    Thanks for letting us know...
     
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    thanks for all the information but this part right here....is awsome!!!
     
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    I know what it is!!!!!!!

    Voltron/tf crossover for tf3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    It's a lion and it's huge!

    the first symbol is subliminal pro-choice propaganda.
     
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    I guess it's safe for lions. Lions like their Transformers.
     
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    Kinda pointless to have something like that nobody knows what it means lol
     
  16. Solrac333

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    Free lion with proof of purchase.
     
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    It's because in the UK we eat lions. Any toy with this mark on it's packaging is suitable for a sale in a manly nation that eats lions.
     
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    I thought it meant that no lions were harmed in the making of this product.
     
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    A simple explanation I found:

    So yeah, it's an earned symbol designed to give consumers confidence that the toy they're purchasing is safe.
     
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    Absolutely! :rock :thumb 
     

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