At Miracle, safety is at the forefront of everything we do, that’s why we are dedicated to meeting or exceeding the safety guidelines put in place for playground manufacturers. We not only comply, but we work closely with these organizations to develop guidelines that make play safer everyday. Miracle is also proud to partner with some of the most highly respected organizations in the industry. These influential partners share our desire to inspire play, and by putting our minds together we can continue to encourage play as a part of healthy living for many generations to come.
Certifications and Safety Standards
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of material standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. ASTM recently published a new “Standard for Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use” in 2011. Miracle closely follows these standards in all of our product designs and materials. Visit the ASTM website.
The International Standards Organization is a network of national standard institutes from 146 countries that work in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives to develop universal standards for quality, environmental and management processes. Miracle’s ISO 9001:2000 certification demonstrates documented, world-class manufacturing control practices are being employed to support our quality commitment to you.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a government agency that sets product safety guidelines and practices. Their Handbook for Public Playground Safety, first published in 1981, includes guidelines for designing, constructing and maintaining public playgrounds. Visit the CPSC website.
The Canadian Standard Association (CSA) is an independent organization that certifies products for the Canadian market. Their standards are published in the CAN/CSAZ614, Guideline on Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standard.
In the interest of playground safety, IPEMA provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory validates a participant’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1487, Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The use of the corresponding logo in Miracle’s materials signifies that Miracle has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the logo conforms with the requirements of the indicated standard. Check the IPEMA website a to confirm product validation.
Miracle is a member in good standing of the International Play Equipment Manufacturer’s Assocation (IPEMA), a member-driven international trade organization which represents and promotes an open market for manufacturers of play equipment.
Miracle offers playgrounds that have been certified by TUV Product Service, the recognized testing house designed by the European Union. This certification demonstrates compliance with the European Harmonized Standard for Commercial Play Equipment, EN 1176.
Founded in 1899, the Amercian Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Their mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. Visit the ASLA website.
To further our commitment to bringing playgrounds to communities in need all over the US, Miracle is partnering with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. KaBOOM! not only serves as a resource for communities to find vendors for their projects, they also offer community partnerships and funding partnerships to help make playground dreams into reality. Visit KaBOOM.org for more information on their programs.
National Cooperative Leasing is the only NJPA-awarded vendor offering government financing programs to the cooperative membership. Find out more about NCL.
Miracle is proud to partner with the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). NJPA allows you to break through the bid process barriers with a less complicated way of meeting your purchasing needs. NJPA goes through the same competitive bid process, so you don’t have to, allowing you to satisfy your local bid requirements quickly and effectively. Visit the NJPA website for more information.
Created in 1965, the National Recreation and Park Association is a leading organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation. Visit the NRPA website.