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Proposals for 2019 ICPHSO Meeting Due August 6
July 27, 2018
Toy industry stakeholders who would like to share their research, new processes, applications of technology, and other innovative ideas with global consumer product safety specialists at the 2019 ICPHSO Annual Meeting and Training Symposium are invited to submit their proposals by Monday, August 6.

An Urgent Priority: IP Protection and Counterfeit Toys
July 23, 2018
Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president and CEO, highlights the Association’s efforts to raise member concerns and explore solutions surrounding IP infringement and counterfeit toys, with the goal of ensuring that only safe, compliant toys are getting into the hands of children.

Toy Association Continues to Fight Against Tariffs on Toys
July 17, 2018
The Toy Association continues to actively fight against tariffs that could potentially be placed on toy imports from China, advocating the industry’s position to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Congress, and the White House. Toys were not named as part of USTR’s most recent list of $200 billion in Chinese imports that could be subject to a 10 percent tariff; however, The Toy Association continues to actively oppose any tariffs being placed on toys.

Toy Association Raises Concerns about Intellectual Property & Toy Safety in Washington, DC
June 19, 2018
Toy Association staff and members gathered in Washington, DC June 14 to discuss industry concerns about IP infringement and toy safety on online platforms.

White House Implements Tariffs on Chinese Goods; Threatens Additional $416 Billion in Tariffs
June 18, 2018
The U.S.-China trade dispute continues to escalate, with several recent announcements made by the White House.

U.S., China, and European Union to Discuss “Safe Products for All” at Trilateral Summit
June 11, 2018
The 6th United States-China-European Union Product Safety Summit will take place June 26 in Bethesda, MD. The theme of the meeting is “Safe Products for All”; industry stakeholders are invited to attend the public portion of the summit following a closed meeting held by regulators.

Protecting Your Business – A World of “Opportunities”
June 7, 2018
Steve Pasierb, The Toy Association’s president and CEO, highlights the Association’s many international and domestic advocacy efforts on behalf of its members.

Upcoming Webinar to Address New Warning & Labeling Requirements Under California’s Proposition 65
June 5, 2018
The Toy Association will hold a webinar on June 28 at 2 p.m. (Eastern) to provide toy companies with an overview of changes and updates to California’s Proposition 65 warning regulations that will go into effect August 30. Registration is now open to all toy professionals.

EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Now in Effect
May 30, 2018
The Toy Association is reminding members and industry stakeholders that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect as of May 25, 2018. The new regulation replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe.

Toy Association Continues to Advocate Against Toy Tariffs
May 15, 2018
Although toys were not included in the U.S. Trade Representative’s list of proposed tariffs, The Toy Association continues to monitor the issue and advocate to USTR to ensure that toys will not be added to the current (or any future) tariff list.

Toy Association & Members Help Defeat Harmful Legislation in Vermont
April 30, 2018
After months of advocacy by The Toy Association and its members, Vermont Senate Bill 103 was defeated April 25, marking a significant victory for the toy community.

Enforcement Delay Announced for Ontario’s Stuffed Articles Regulation
April 24, 2018
The Toy Association has learned that the enforcement date has been delayed for changes to the Upholstered and Stuffed Articles regulation (Ontario Regulation 218/01) in Ontario, Canada.

SAVE THE DATE: April 25 Genius of Play Event at the Smithsonian Museum
April 10, 2018
Toy and play professionals are invited to attend a special panel at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on April 25 in Washington, DC. Open to the public, “Fostering Innovation and Creativity through Play” will explore how play serves as a catalyst for creativity and innovation.

The Toy Association Participates in CPSC Safety Training Seminars in Asia
April 10, 2018
The Toy Association recently participated in safety training seminars sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in Asia.

Important Updates from the CPSC
April 9, 2018
The Toy Association is alerting members of several pertinent deadlines and activities at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).