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October 24, 2016 ASTM International Updates World-Renowned Toy Safety Standard

Source: PR NewsWire

After diligent collaboration over five years, hundreds of leading experts in and advocates for toy safety have completed a major revision to one of the world's most respected and widely used toy safety standards. The updated...

December 17, 2014 Consider toy safety as holidays near

Source: News OK

Sharp edges and points, cords and strings, small parts and flying objects. None of these are most likely on your mind when you are scouring stores and the Internet trying to fulfill your kids’ holiday wish lists.

November 29, 2012 Nix those noisy toys and magnets from the holiday gift list for children, safety advocates say

Source: Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Toys are safer than ever before, consumer advocates say, but parents should remain vigilant in keeping their little ones away from powerful magnets and small items that can easily cause choking.

August 16, 2012 Bumbo baby seats: unsafe at any height

Source: Christian Science Monitor

The US has long warned parents not to use Bumbo baby seats on tables. Now, all 4 million Bumbo baby seats are being recalled after reports that they can cause hazardous falls on the floor, too.

February 1, 2012 LEAD: Teenagers in focus as Nuremberg Toy Fair set to open

Source: Monsters and Critics

Nuremberg, Germany - Teenagers are to be in focus at this year's Nuremberg Toy Fair, an annual industry-only expo for 2,800 global manufacturers which opens Wednesday in Germany. The fair is also set to show a rash of new...

September 23, 2011 US OPINION: What makes for a good toy licence?

Source: Toy News

We all know toy licences are big business both in the US and abroad. In the US, about 30 per cent of all toy sales are made on the back of a licence or about $6 billion at retail.

September 15, 2011 The Recall of Children's Toys


Why do products get recalled? Children's products get recalled for many different reasons. It's not uncommon for a toy to be found in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) standards. Violations, determined...

August 25, 2011 Lead Rules Well-Intended, Badly Aimed

Source: The Epoch Times

Unsure about whether they can afford to comply with a rule mandated by Congress to make toys safer for children, some small- and medium-sized business owners in the United States are questioning whether the benefits justify the...

June 15, 2011 Pandering politicians threaten to make hay of product safety

Source: Sun Sentinel

I don't know about you, but when it comes to keeping the nation's supply of kids' toys and other consumer products safe, I'm going with the advice of doctors, scientists and watchdogs. I'm not sure we can rely on toymakers and...

April 7, 2011 Enough already! It's time to amend the lead law

Source: The Hill Blog

After almost three years of bickering over the law regulating lead in children's products, a comprehensive amendment is finally up for discussion in the House of Representatives. It's about time. In August 2008, the 110th...

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