Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Lead

October 29, 2013

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. 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.

This statement was originally published in September 2012 and reaffirmed by the Toy Industry Association in October 2013.