Professional Resources

*NOTE:  A listing in any of the directories identified below does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Factories (China)*

Star SuppliersThe China Toy Association maintains a list of export-ready suppliers that have been closely evaluated for five toy manufacturing criteria:

  • CTA Member
  • Corporate Management System (Export License)
  • Corporate Social Accountability (ICTI, SA8000, GSV, BSCI)
  • Annual Export Value (from China Customs Data )
  • Corporate Competitiveness (R&D, QA, International Trade Fairs Participation)

Access the directory here.

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Inventors and Designers*

This TIA directory lists inventors and designers who provide service to the toy and youth entertainment industries. Each listing includes contact information, year of establishment and areas of expertise if provided by the listing party. The directory includes both TIA members and non-members who have paid a fee to be included.  

*NOTE: This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Comments or feedback? Please send an e-mail to info@toyassociation.org.


Legal Counsel*

This directory of attorneys and consultants (listed alpha by last name) have experience providing advice and counsel with regard to the rights and obligations of companies and individuals under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSC), the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and the regulations of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

*NOTE: This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Comments or feedback? Please send an e-mail to info@toyassociation.org.


Manufacturer Representatives*

This directory of manufacturer representatives (i.e., agents that help to sell a manufacturer’s product to wholesale and retail customers) provides a list of professionals who can help to grow your product’s market share in the U.S. and abroad. Each listing includes contact information, year of establishment and areas of expertise, if provided by the listing party. It includes both TIA members and non-members who have paid a fee to be included.

*NOTE: This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Comments or feedback? Please send an e-mail to info@toyassociation.org.


Testing Laboratories*

This directory lists TIA member testing labs* that provide service to the toy industry; it includes contact information and testing capabilities as provided by the listed organization.

To assist in the verification of compliance to the industry’s toy rigorous safety standards, toy companies rely on these independent laboratories to conduct a wide range of tests for everything from small parts to how the toy is expected to be used (or misused). The labs consider how a toy may be dropped and thrown, pushed and pulled, twisted and bent, and more. They will perform test on paints and stains, liquids, paste, powders, putties and gels to make sure that toys are not dangerous or pose a risk of irritating children's skin, eyes, or mouth. Toys will also be tested to ensure that they don't overheat or have parts that wear out or release. These tests are conducted on random samples pulled during the manufacturing process and may be repeated again on samples pulled from warehouses where finished toys are stored before being shipped to stores.

*NOTE: This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Comments or feedback? Please send an e-mail to info@toyassociation.org.


Recruiting Firms*

This directory of recruiters provide talent search solutions for those seeking a position in the toy industry or for companies looking to fill one.  Each listing includes contact information, and includes both TIA Members (indicated with a logo), and those who paid a fee to be listed.

*NOTE: This directory does not represent a recommendation from TIA of the organizations listed, nor is TIA responsible for the quality of work performed by these organizations. Information shown was provided by each listed organization and has not been verified by TIA.

Odgers Berndston
6 Landmark Square, 4th Floor
Stamford, CT  06901
646-553-4767
 
520 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY  10022
212-972-7287
www.odgersberndtson.com

Lisa D. Tromba
Partner
Consumer, Retail and Industrial 


Toyjobs.com   (TIA MEMBER)
26 Park Street, Suite 2001
Montclair, NJ  07042
973-744-0775
www.toyjobs.com

Tom Keoughan
President  

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