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October 11, 2013 ASTM Toy Safety Subcommittee receives CPSC AwardSource: Thomasnet News
For its significant, lifesaving contributions to consumer product safety, ASTM Subcommittee F15.22 on Toy Safety is among 5 recipients of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 2013 Chairman’s Circle of Commendation Award....
October 2, 2013 Carcinogenic colors in zebra toy spark recallSource: HorseTalk.co.nz
A zebra toy of a different color has been recalled in Britain because of a potential cancer danger. Some of the Bright Starts - Start Your Senses Zebra toys are being recalled by US company Kids II because “non-authorised...
September 13, 2013 Toy spider recall over serious ingestion hazard
The company Be Amazing! Toys is recalling Monster Science Spiders due to a serious ingestion hazard. The soft and colorful, toy spider can be mistaken by a child for candy. When the marble-sized product is ingested, it can expand...
September 9, 2013 Toys 'R' Us U.K. Agrees To End Gender Marketing In Response To 'Let Toys Be Toys' CampaignSource: Huff Post
Toys "R" Us announced Friday that its U.K. stores will stop labeling toys "boys" and "girls." New standards will be set for in-store signage and images will show children of both genders playing with the same toys. The change...
Chicagoland parents, does your child have a light-up toy frog or duck from Toysmith? If so, the toy might be the subject of a recall announced Aug. 7 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC
August 7, 2013 Teddy bears, toy guns, and real gunsSource: Insight News
Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend's house. During the hour they are running around together they'll pick up and play with all three of the following things, but only two of them have been tested by the Consumer...
July 22, 2013 EU regulation enhances toy safetySource: China Daily
An updated European Union safety regulation on toys will place pressure on Chinese toy makers and affect the nation's exports to an already weakening European market, but could also provide an opportunity to upgrade the domestic...
July 15, 2013 Tougher EU toy safety rules may hurt ChineseSource: China Daily USA
Chinese toy exports to Europe may take a further hit by an updated EU Toy Safety Directive which will be implemented on July 20,2013 and designed to improve the chemical safety requirements for toys sold in the European market.
April 23, 2013 Where the Toys Come From: Inside Hasbro’s Model WorkshopSource: Gizmodo
Designing toys takes sketching and planning and imagining, sure. But what's even more impressive is the actual making—still a much more industrial and craftsmanlike process than you'd imagine. It requires, essentially, a whole...
GreenBiz - This is the third in a series of stories about Walmart's supplier sustainability index. An overview is here, and a story about flour, bread and agriculture is here. Today's topic: plastic toys. Walmart wants to improve...
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