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Toy & Device Repair Workshops

RePlay for Kids volunteers provide the following free repair services to agencies that work with kids with disabilities:

  • Repair battery-powered toys designed for children with disabilities

  • Repair external switches that children use to operate the toys

  • Repair other battery-powered assistive devices, such as communication aids and educational devices.


Download the RePlay Toy Repair Tip Sheet

In these workshops, volunteers come and repair as many toys, switches and assistive devices as possible in a 2 hour period.  Workshop activities often involve simple repairs such as a broken wire or corroded battery terminal.  Repaired items are checked for safe operation prior to being returned to the agencies.

Toys being repaired at a workshop

A repaired toy



RePlay for Kids does not provide warranties for the repaired or modified devices.  RePlay for Kids uses standard engineering practices to repair and modify devices.  However, repairs and modifications made by RePlay for Kids will most likely void any existing warranties on the device. It is the responsibility of the supplying organization to ensure that the devices are used in the proper manner and with proper supervision.  RePlay for Kids volunteers will NOT repair or modify any AC powered device, medical equipment, wheelchairs, or other mobility devices.


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