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We work with members to educate lawmakers on key issues impacting the toy industry, and to identify and respond to priority legislation in all 50 states. Each year, the Toy Association acts on more than 100 key bills that have a direct impact on the toy industry.

Toy Safety Laws

Member resource

State Legislative Tracking System

Monitor more than 100 key bills across dozens of states that could directly impact the toy industry with this vital, members-only tool.

  • While no new legislation specific to children’s products passed in 2021, The Toy Association’s state affairs team has remained proactive on a variety of new consumer product bills that are expected to impact Toy Association member companies, including:
    • New consumer privacy laws in Virginia and Colorado
    • Packaging laws in Maine and Oregon
  • An Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Working Group of volunteers from member companies was formed to help develop principles for recycling and materials management to guide the toy industry in increasing sustainability and navigating the emerging patchwork of state packaging regulations.
  • Our External Affairs team acted on chemical regulation bills in 10 states which would have an impact on toys and children’s products. Notably, we helped secure critical amendments to measures in California and Nevada and defeated a proposal in Oregon to expand the existing reporting program.
  • The Toy Association continues to work on the following key state issues:
    • Regulatory issues in New York State (here and here)
    • Regulatory conflicts in Oregon - as a member of the Safe to Play Coalition, your Association filed a lawsuit against the state regarding its Toxic-Free Kids Act’s “Phase Three” rule (click here for the latest information)