Latest Press Releases

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide parents and caregivers with accurate information about safe play, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) recently conducted an in-depth review of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) “Trouble in Toyland” reports issued from 2008 through 2013. The analysis found that U.S. PIRG’s reports were based on improper testing methods that are not approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal regulatory agency charged with toy safety oversight, and fail to support PIRG’s allegations that the identified toys (defined as objects designed, manufactured or marketed as playthings for children under 14 years of age) present any danger to children at play.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is pleased to share the following member news for the month of November 2014.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the 83 finalists for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY) – also known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. Between now and January 11, 2015, toy lovers of all ages can visit www.ToyAwards.org to vote for their favorite toys, games and properties across 12 categories and enter to win exclusive prize packages!
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Did you know that pediatricians recommend children spend at least 60 minutes a day engaged in open-ended play? Or that children who have access to a variety of toys reach higher levels of intellectual achievement? These and other facts about the vital role that toys and play have in the healthy development of children were unveiled today as part of an industry-wide campaign launched by the Toy Industry Association (TIA) at www.TheGeniusOfPlay.org.
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More than 1,000 children of military personnel stationed at Naval Station Mayport in Florida were given brand-new toys and games on Saturday, October 25th by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is inviting member companies to submit news about product launches, new partnerships, philanthropic efforts and promotional campaigns to be featured in a monthly Toy News Tuesday column and on TIA’s social networking pages.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that buyer and trade guest registration has opened for the 112th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy and youth entertainment product marketplace in the Western Hemisphere.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it will induct Pat Feely, Chairman of the Toy Industry Foundation and retired CEO of Radica Games Ltd., and the late Leslie Berger, Founder of Cardinal Industries, Inc., into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
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More than 500 Kansas City-area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater Kansas City will receive new playthings on special occasions and holidays throughout the year thanks to a generous donation from the Toy Industry Foundation.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today the launch of “Art with a Heart” – an auction featuring five renowned American artists whose works cover a variety of artistic styles, ranging from folk to abstract. Bids may be placed online through October 15, 2014. 100% of the auction’s proceeds will help fund TIF toy and grant distribution programs benefitting children in need around the world.
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Hundreds of children and their families living at Langley Air Force Base in Newport News, VA were gifted with brand-new toys and games yesterday (September 18) during a special toy giveaway hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and national partner Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Military Services.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), in cooperation with global charity auction site Charitybuzz, announced today the launch of an online fundraising auction featuring one-of-a-kind experiences – including a visit to the set of Sesame Street in New York, tickets to Nickelodeon’s 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards in LA, and private meetings with top toy executives.
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The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) announced today that $100 million worth of toys and games have been distributed to children in need since their Toy Bank program was founded in 2003. The historical milestone was reached following this year’s record-breaking Summer Toy Drive, which collected $11 million worth of toys.
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The Toy Industry Association (TIA), the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, announced today that Ken Seiter will join TIA this August as vice president of strategic communications. Mr. Seiter will be responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of the Association’s communications strategies, key messaging and brand integrity programs.
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More than 400 local foster children living in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties were gifted with brand new toys yesterday (June 19) during a fun-filled afternoon hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) and The National CASA Association for CASA of Northwest Arkansas. An additional 800 children will receive new playthings throughout the year on special occasions and holidays thanks to continued support from TIF.
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