Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Lead
October 26, 2012
The Toy Industry Association (TIA) helped establish the federal standards for lead in children’s products more than 30 years ago.
Current standards are 90 ppm (parts per million) for paint and 100 ppm for substrates – and are among the strictest in the world.
These recently strengthened requirements are among the strictest in the world and include very strict limits on lead in toys. Today, the limit for lead in toys is so small that it is impossible to be measured without sophisticated laboratory equipment.
TIA and its members are serious about their responsibility to keep children safe. We work alongside government and consumer representatives to continuously maintain and strengthen toy safety standards whenever necessary. We will not stop in our efforts to make certain that all toys are safe.