Toy Industry Association (TIA) Statement on Chemicals in Toys

October 29, 2013

All toys sold in the U.S. must comply with numerous environmental and safety laws that protect children. It is illegal to sell toys or children’s products containing substances known to be harmful to children and to which children might be exposed.

Safety is the toy industry’s top priority. Members of the toy industry work alongside medical experts, as well as government and consumer representatives to establish, maintain and comply with stringent toy safety standards and regulations that consider a product’s intended use .… and to strengthen those standards when supported by science. 

The Toy Industry Association and its members strongly support risk-based requirements that can help improve or reinforce the safety of toys.

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