Frequently Asked Questions

What is the finish or coating on the blocks?
An outstanding and unique characteristic of all our building blocks is the velvety surface which arises because we use colour glaze that penetrates into the wood, leaving a matte finish rather than a glossy one. The individual pieces are dipped by hand into the stain and we intentionally do not put a final protective coating on it to preserve the positive characteristics of the wood. Our way of making blocks guarantees that they stack more easily with greater play possibilities. Children feel and experience the wood fibres and structure while playing. 

1. It may sporadically happen with new products that initially some excess colour pigments will get released which results in colour transfer. We recommend wiping the transferred surface with a wet, lint-free cloth to remove colour pigments.  

2. Our colours are non-toxic, water based stains that are absolutely harmless and tested in-depth for colour fastness in contact with saliva.  This test uses a liquid comparable to standard human saliva.  However, some people’s saliva do vary from the “standard”, so some colour may transfer under those conditions, but the stains are harmless.

Please know that you are holding a natural product in your hands which was enriched with loving care in manual work and colour technique.  To enjoy playing with the blocks for a long time to come, please review our care label.

Should I be concerned when my child is mouthing one of your products?
All colours and oils we use are certified in accordance with the EN 71 and CPSIA/ASTM 963 standards.
They are therefore recommended for use on children’s toys and harmless to the health of your child or baby.

Why does my new product have a strong smell?
We oil our nature wood products with a mix of different nature oils. The stronger smell is typical for natural linseed oil which is completely harmless, and it will decrease over time. For care simply use soapy water with a damp cloth for cleaning. Dry immediately. Please do not submerge in water and do not use disinfectant or hot water.

How can I wash the dolls?
Please clean by hand washing only. Please be gentle and careful when washing the face. The colours of the face are water-resistant, but they can fade.

If it is difficult to insert the mast into the sailing boat:
Wood naturally expands and contracts so sometimes the mast does not fit easily in the hole in the boat. Use a hammer and tap gently to insert the mast into the hole. Repeat the process and the hole will widen enough so you can insert the mast manually.

How do I get spare parts for your products?
Please fill out this form and send along with a contribution towards costs of 10 Euro. The spare part will be mailed to you.

Does GRIMM'S have a factory outlet?
We invite you to visit our outlet at our site in Hochdorf/Germany, where you can buy second quality products − items with slight manufacturing defects. > Contact

How can I, as an individual customer, get your catalogue?
Unfortunately we do not sell to end customers directly. We would be happy to let you know the resellers and our sales partner/distributors that are closest to you and can best offer guidance and advice.

Why do you not show any pricing on this website?
Various different VAT regulations in different countries result in different end customer prices. Please contact local resellers to get pricing information.

The parcels containing products I received are damaged − what to do?
Open the parcels while the driver, who delivered the parcels, is next to you. If there is anything damaged or missing, ask the driver to sign for this damage.
Take pictures of the damage and send a report to us. We will try to claim the damage and get a refund for you. Please keep the transport packaging until the case is finally resolved. Do not throw away.