Toy Industry Update: Third Party Testing Regulations …What They Are and How to Comply


During this webinar – part of an ongoing series of TIA-sponsored Legislative and Safety updates – toy industry stakeholders will be provided with an update on the testing requirements approved on October 19th by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The requirements will also be explained in the context of the lead, phthalate and toy safety standards as third party testing and certification will be required for these standards in January 2012.

Who Should Attend:

Safety professionals, compliance officers, government affairs representatives and other interested staff from toy, youth and entertainment companies and retailers.

Additional Information

During this session, TIA member and industry stakeholders will receive information on third-party:  

  • component part testing
  • periodic testing 
  • testing whenever a product undergoes a “material change”

The requirements will be explained in the context of the lead, phthalate and toy safety standards.

TIA staff will also provide real-life compliance examples including what to ask your suppliers, ensuring due diligence, and setting up an efficient and effective quality control program. 

Reference Documents:

Presented by:

Toy Industry Association staff:

  • Ed Desmond, executive vice president of external affairs
  • Frederick B. (Rick) Locker, general counsel
  • Al Kaufman, senior vice president of technical affairs
  • Rebecca Mond, director of federal government affairs

Webinar Access

Due to technical difficulties during the session, the audio portion of this webinar was not recorded. 

The following files are available for download: