Toy Safety Seminar for Chinese Manufacturers Scheduled for October

September 17, 2013 | The Toy Industry Association (TIA) has announced that it will co-present a Toy Safety Seminar on October 18, 2013 in Shanghai, China as part of its ongoing commitment to industry education.  Given China’s importance in the toy supply chain, TIA has been conducting such seminars since 1996 to provide factories with information on the most up-to-date U.S. standards, testing and conformance requirements.

The upcoming Toy Safety Seminar is designed for Chinese manufacturers licensed to export toys and children’s products to the United States; it will cover key toy safety information and U.S. compliance requirements such as:

  • U.S. toy safety standards and regulations, including recent legislative changes and their impact on Chinese manufacturers and suppliers;
  • The role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as the lead U.S. government body responsible for monitoring and enforcing toy safety in the U.S.;
  • Necessary elements of a factory quality program;
  • Emerging issues and hazards and how they are being addressed; and
  • Ensuring material safety and reporting.

Representatives from TIA, along with experts from CPSC and industry, will share a practical understanding of U.S. toy safety requirements.  A key presentation will be delivered by CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.

The Toy Safety Seminar is supported by the State Administration for Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of PRC (AQSIQ) in cooperation with the U.S. CPSC.

Interested parties may request additional information by contacting safety@toyassociation.org