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Health and Safety

Health and Safety Standards

 

Given the recent situation with COVID-19 we wanted everyone to understand our health and safety guidelines (many were before COVID-19)

 

Products

All products are packaged in a clean room. Clean meaning surfaces wiped with disinectant (Vim Disinectant usually) before products are bagged/packaged/tagged. 

Each worker washes his/her/their hands before handling products -except in the instant of our display products which are all cleaned if sold. There is a 10% discount on purchasing of display products and you will be advised before hand if that is your only option. 

Products that are wood or leather cannot be cleaned and therefore are set aside after handling for between 2-5 days before being offered online. This is related to Covid. Again all hands are washed before handling products as well. 

Production

Given the nature of many of the products that we make (homemade resin dice, dice trays, and dice boxes) we have to wear N95 masks and gloves. The dyes, glues, and resin should not be handled without gloves until set. The production of these products is in large vented areas (or outside in summer when we can set up). Hands are washed before and after handling these goods. 

Equipment is sprayed down whenever necessary/ completed

 

Sewing 

Due to the nature of sewing we cannot wear masks or gloves while making dice bags. At this time we are washing our hands before and after handling material and have a two week period of isolation for goods. No customized sewing products are available except through special order at this time. 

Sewing mats are cleaned after every use, in general, to avoid scraps/pins/other items from getting on other products. Typically everything sticks to felt and flanette so our workplace has to be spotless before starting.

Mailing/ In Person Interactions

All mailing supplies and shipments are coming from our workshop . No one is allowed to visit our workshop at this time. (We still love you though!)

We will do some local drops still and are required to be prepaid online and each party (customer and us) is required to wear a mask when social distancing cannot be obtained.

 

People

We are all taking Covid-19  threats very seriously, and although we have few cases in Nova Scotia we are taking the following precautions:

  • No one is to handle product if they are feeling ill (generally not just now)
  • Wear masks in large gatherings
  • Washing hands regularly (Pokemon intro is 20 seconds)
  • Disinfecting surfaces that are used
  • Adhering to the government standards of small groups/bubbles/outings
  • Not handling goods if travelling

 

We are adhering to all government instructions that have been sent to us and are trying to go above and beyond where we feel it is required.

New Throw Pillow Cases

We have received and stocked new throw pillow cases!

These are "watercolor" super hero designs on a cotton mix. 

Very nerd chic for those of you like me in the world!

 

Welcome to 2017

Welcome all to 2017!

A Big year for Laughing Panda as we head to Spring Geequinox, Montreal Comic-Con, Fan Expo, as well as our homeland of Halcon. 

Over the next few months we will have oodles of new items, as well as are designing some amazing tabletop gaming accessories which we will be putting on Kickstarter (Hopefully July).

 

Laughing Panda Closed for Orders Until January 6th

After a great and awesome holiday sales season, us at Laughing Panda would like to thank all our customers for ... just liking us really. 

We are taking a holiday until January 6th and orders will be fulfilled afterwards. 

Back ordered and new releases are expected at the end of January which we are very excited to see. 

Have a great holiday, and see you in the new year!

Latest Star Wars Products

Latest Star Wars Products

Late 2016 going forward Laughing Panda has officially signed a wholesale contract with EE Distribution. 

We will now have more selection, more fun, and ultimately more "wish I owned that" responses.

Come check out our Star Wars items to go with your watching of Rogue One (if you have not already... you need to, and then watch the next three thereafter)

 

The Dice Shop

The Dice Shop

After a very successful Halcon Convention in Halifax, NS

It became apparent (after selling out) that people want... no need dice. 

New Updates regarding Dice

  • Warrior Dice are on their way
  • Metal Dice are being manufactured and will be here before Dec 1
  • Random multi-colored plastic dice are in stock
  • Phoenix Dice Partnership is underway - hopefully will be able to stock these May 2017

Laughing Panda has Launched

Laughing Panda has Launched

Hello

So after a tedious three months of getting proper licenses, finding wholesalers, negotiating prices, Laughing Panda is now up and running. 

 

Lots of new products are on their way, unfortunately manufacturing for some will mean after Christmas deliveries. These items are noted under the coming soon.