Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Lead

Working alongside medical experts and government officials, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) helped establish the federal standards for lead in children’s products more than 40 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 low that it is impossible to be measured without sophisticated laboratory equipment and testing.

TIA and its members are serious about their responsibility to keep children safe. We work alongside government, medical and child development experts, and consumer representatives to continuously maintain and strengthen toy safety standards whenever necessary. As new, innovative products continue to emerge, so too does our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of all toys.

This statement was originally published in September 2012 and reaffirmed by the Toy Industry Association in October 2015.