Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

June 29, 2010

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is fully committed to a broad range of initiatives that enhance toy safety. As such, TIA works continuously with regulators, toy companies, retailers, consumer groups, labs and conformity assessment experts to help toy companies and laboratories assure compliance with strict federal toy safety laws.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), signed into law in August 2008 and regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), seeks to enhance the safety of all consumer goods in America. Toys are a key focus of the Act.

The Association strongly supports the CPSC and its work to strengthen toy safety requirements, and works closely with the CPSC to address CPSIA implementation and compliance.

TIA’s Federal Government Affairs Team, in conjunction with Education and Training Services, works year-round to provide members and industry stakeholders with information (in the form of webinars and Legislative and Safety updates) about the CPSIA. TIA has also made its Toy Safety Certification Program® (TSCP®) freely available as an online resource to help all toy companies, importers and testing laboratories facilitate compliance with the CPSIA.