Commitment to Safety & Quality
Safe products should be the expectation, not the exception, so Zak Designs has made an unyielding Commitment to Child Safety. This means that our products meet or exceed all applicable state, federal, and international regulations and standards, including those established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Additionally, all of our mealtime products are 100% BPA free.
We have also committed to delivering these products at affordable prices without any decline in quality. Zak Designs has never been a company that cuts corners for the sake of profit, nor will we ever become that company. We go to great lengths to ensure that the products we manufacture continue to meet our high standards—including, but not limited to:
- Examining proposed product molds to ensure that the product will not present a safety risk to children
- Eliminating small parts that could pose choking hazards or hard straws that could break when bitten
- Using removable straps that avoid strangulation hazards
- Drop tests so the product can withstand being dropped by a child
- Pull tests so that children pulling on the product will not loosen any pieces
- Lab tests to be certain that the product does not contain harmful chemicals
To ensure that the Zak mealtime products your children use are unquestionably safe, we continue to demand the highest levels of quality and safety from our factories, our employees, and our products—because when it comes to our children’s health, we will never accept anything less.
Commitment to Community
There have been times in the past when all Americans have had to stop, take a hard look at their morals and values, and decide which side of history they want to stand on. This is one of those times. The inexcusable injustices that have been committed in recent weeks are just the latest in a long history of injustice perpetrated against the Black community in this country, and the time has come for ALL Americans to stand up and make a commitment to put an end to that injustice forever.
We applaud the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement and support their goal to bring an end to the systematic racism that has plagued this country for far too long. We admire the many leaders and role models who have bravely come forward to stand up for what’s right and just, and we commend their efforts to encourage others to do the same. We stand in solidarity with the people across the country and around the world who are peacefully protesting the status quo that must change if we have any hope of ever coming together as one nation.
If we use this as a chance to lower our guard, set aside our differences, and come together with the common vision of peace, justice, and acceptance, we will most assuredly find that there is far more that joins us than separates us. If we can find the courage to open our minds and our hearts just a little more; if we step out past the barriers at the far edge of our comfort zone and walk in the footsteps of people who have different backgrounds, or beliefs, or skin color than we do; if we dare to see the world from a point of view that we have failed to recognize until now, then maybe, just maybe, we can finally realize the dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had nearly 60 years ago and live up to the potential our Founding Fathers knew we possessed when they boldly and courageously declared in one united voice that:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Maybe then we will find the true and lasting change that we will be proud to pass down to our children and grandchildren.