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Sand and Water Table – 6 Fun Choices

A sand and water table will provide hours of play and education to your child each and every time. This fun table is an investment in your child’s future as it encourages them to use their imagination, it improves their motor and cognitive skills as well the opportunity to experience cause and effect. There are a number of tables available today and below are 6 choices that your child will enjoy.

4 Sand and Water Table Options

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand and Water Activity Center – If this table isn’t fun, then I don’t know what is. For about $200.00, you get two separate areas; one that holds about 2 gallons of water and another that holds about 20 pounds of sand to create hours of fun. Included are accessories such as boats, pots, built-in bridges and a handy umbrella. The table also includes a very important cover to keep the sand and water clean for the next time.

Little Tikes Builder’s Bay Sand & Water Table – This table comes equipped with an interactive crane! Toy trucks, containers and bridges can all work together for “loads” of fun. There are also 2 lids of which each can be played on like a table top when the sand and water are not in use or the child can play in just the sand or just the water. In addition, the umbrella that’s included expands the width of the table to provide ample shade when needed. This table has retail price for about $200.00.

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand & Water Center – Similar to the Naturally Playful table noted above, this sand and water table is similar but smaller in size and about half the price. Regardless, there are still 2 separate areas to separate water and sand and there is also a lid, an umbrella and several toy accessories. In the water area, there are ramps/tracks for boats or whatever their imagination whips up. The lid also has tracks so this table is very versatile. Priced at about $100.00.

Step2 Sand & Water Cart – This sweet sand and water table is perfect for the smaller yards or patios. The table has 2 compartments for water (.50 gallon water/25 pounds sand), a boat and tower, an umbrella that can tilt, underneath storage, 2 wheels that make it portable and a lid with tie downs to keep the contents inside secure. Although the water area seems to be a little small, your child will still be able to use their imagination and have fun.

Just Sand or Just Water Tables

Although have the ability to play with both sand and water is a lot of fun, they can also fun when played with separately. Below are 2 good choices if you would prefer not to have a sand/water combination table. Your child will still be able to use their imagination, improve their mobility skills and cognitive functions.

Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table – This fun table includes a bucket and 2 shovels and 2 claw rakes along with a lid which has tracks built into the surface of the lid when the sand isn’t being played with. The manufacturer states the table can hold up to 80 pounds of sand although you may want to start with 50 or 60 pounds.

Step2 WaterWheel Activity Play Table – Perfect for warmer weather, this water table has a built-in water wheel, molded partial partitions to encourage imagination when moving around the boats or cup that are included. Although it only holds about 4 gallons of water, it still provides ample space for your little one to play and get wet. This table is priced at about $45.00.

Hopefully one of these 6 choices will be best suited for your child’s playtime. A sand and water table encourages exploring, discovering and experiencing sensations that only sand and water can provide.

ISO 13485 Quality Systems

There are two things that can help the medical industry by leaps and bounds:

Quality regulation for medical equipment, medicine, and dental products, and…

A completely free market

This should only make sense. With a free market, you have multiple companies competing with each other. Each one striving hard to outdo the other, trying to develop new solutions and alternatives, and new, more effective, more efficient equipment. And, of course, with some degree of quality control, bad drugs are kept off the market, shoddy equipment isn’t sold, and patients can rest easy.

The ISO 13485 is an ISO standard, first published in 2003, representing certain requirements for a comprehensive management system, and for the designing and manufacturing of medical instruments and equipment. The ISO 13485 supersedes earlier documents, including the 1997 EN 46001 and 46002.

The 13485 is a stand alone document, but is harmonized with the ISO 9001. One difference between these two documents; the 9001 requires for an organization to demonstrate continued improvement on all products, while the 13485 only requires that a quality system be implemented and maintained.

The document is very important, as it is generally seen as the first step for any medical device manufacturer in the process of achieving compliance with regulatory requirements. Medical Devices, dental tools and In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices must conform to EEC-decrees 93/42/EEC and 98/69/EEC, and their adherence must be assessed to prove conformity before any sales are permitted. The most common method to prove conformity would be Quality Management System certification, according to ISO 9001 and/or 13485 by a Conformity Assessment Body, or CAB. A positive assessment will be authorized for CE identification, and permission to sell within the European Union will be granted.

The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, is an international-standards-setting organization composed of a number of representatives from a number of national standards organizations from all participating countries. The ISO is stationed in Geneva, Switzerland.

The ISO defines itself as a non-governmental organization, although it often sets standards that become law, either through the use of treaties or national standards. This makes the ISO much more powerful than your average non-governmental organization. The ISO is generally considered a consortium with strong governmental links.

As of this writing, the ISO has 157 national members from a total of 195 countries in the world. There are three membership categories for ISO participants:

Member Bodies

National bodies considered to be the most representative standards body in each participating country. These are the ISO members with voting rights.

Correspondent Members

Countries that lack their own standards organizations. These members stay up to date on the going-ons within the ISO, but do not actually participate in the initiating or voting on standards.

Subscriber Members

Countries with small or struggling economies, these members pay reduced membership fees and follow the development of ISO standards.

What the ISO has done for the medical industry has been very helpful. Before the ISO, it was much easier to buy, well, crummy, unreliable equipment. Today, an ISO-certified company can be trusted to create quality dental products.

Renaissance Custom Electric Guitar – A Timeless Piece Of Musical Instrument

The classic tales of the past, the spicy beat of the present, the enigmatic sounds of the future, all blend into the tune that a Renaissance Custom Electric Guitar produces. Indeed, this lovely piece of musical equipment has the ability to create tunes that can compel the heart to listen and the soul to sing.

One look at the Renaissance Custom would tell you that love, skill, and dedication were poured in the manufacture of the said guitar. Hands of experts meticulously made sure that each contour, line, and curve adheres to highest quality standards of guitar making.

A review of the Renaissance Custom Electric Guitar found in Music Maker magazine stated that, “There are really few guitars one comes across that cannot be criticised. I have tried my best to think of something but I am stumped, it really is a Peerless guitar.”

This baby has 22 frets that promise a wide range of tones. It also has mother of pearl inlays, and 2 Humbuckers. It has a Tuneomatic bridge, complemented beautifully by an archtop tailpiece.

In terms of beauty, this is a stunner. Its back and sides are made of maple, polished to reflect grand beauty. Its ‘Lady Lip’ Style denotes a soft contour that will not make you part with it. You will definitely feel proud carrying it all day.

The body of the Renaissance Custom also exemplifies durability and style. It has an arch top cutaway shape, solid spruce top, rosewood bridge, pickguard, and tailpiece.

Other fine qualities of Renaissance is its 1.0mm Abalone for binding, the 2 ply “Renaissance Custom” silk screen, and the Kluson type machine heads.

Indeed, the Renaissance Custom Electric Guitar is a piece of instrument that can melt hearts of stone and touch the depths of the soul. Its superb features and excellent craftsmanship make it one of the best guitars that anyone could have.