SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual reality company Merge VR announced today that its Merge VR Goggles passed more than 20 rigorous safety tests, making them the only VR goggles approved for use by children ages 10 and up.
The universal Merge VR Goggles work with iOS and Android smartphones straight out of the box. The goggles are comfortable, fun, durable, and easy to clean, making them the best option for children and families.
"Our mission from day one has been to make virtual reality simple, accessible, fun, and safe for the whole family," said Founder Franklin Lyons. "The 10+ age rating and the VR START portal emphasize that we are dedicated to making VR a fun and safe way to learn, play, and explore."
VR START (www.VRSTART.com), Merge VR's highly curated discovery portal, highlights the best in virtual reality apps, games, and 360º experiences for all ages. The Merge content team has play tested and rated every experience on VR START to ensure it is high quality, fun, and safe for everyone to use. The goggles also work with hundreds of existing mobile VR apps and 360º video available on the App Store, Google Play, and YouTube.
The Merge VR Goggles have always been suitable for children ages 10 and up, and the following safety tests confirm the younger age rating for the US, Canada, and Europe:
- The Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety
- USA Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
- US California Proposition 65
- Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA)
- EU Toy Safety Directive Testing
- ANNEX XVII
- EC Directive and its amendments
- Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH)
About Merge VR
Founded in 2013, Merge Labs, Inc. is a Texas-based startup focused on making virtual reality fun and easy for everyone. The privately funded company and its team are led by Founder Franklin Lyons and Co-founder Andrew Trickett, who have backgrounds in gaming, technology, design, content development and hardware creation. Merge's flagship product, the Merge VR Goggles, are compatible with iOS and Android smartphones and built to be accessible, affordable, portable, durable and easy to use. Merge has also created www.VRSTART.com, a curated online discovery portal that features the best virtual reality and 360º experiences available.
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