The Schleich figures are modelled with attention to detail, hand-painted with care, and provide educationally valuable playtime The polar bears habitat is the Arctic Schleich products are made of various plastics and paints. These are carefully selected on the basis of the specific requirements. Among the most important plastics types used are polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), actrylnitril butadiene styrene (ABS) and other typical plastics for toys. Starting at the material suppliers, there is strict scrutiny from our quality assurance representatives. The paints used are perfectly adapted to the various types of plastic and have the greatest mechanical and chemical resistance. They ensure that Schleich products last a long time and make all of their products resistant to perspiration, saliva and wear meaning they are completely safe to play with. The product is released for production only when it meets all the laws, standards and guidelines. Schleich group manufacturing takes place in Romania, Moldova, Tunisia and China as well as Germany. All their products and the materials used meet the applicable national and international toy standards worldwide, including the new European Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and DIN EN 71. This means that the contents and the production process at all sites are identical, and ensuresin turn that the quality of Schleich products is the same everywhere no matter where they are produced.