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Reminder for FDA Renewal Deadline Impacting Certain Toymakers
September 23, 2022
The Toy Association is reminding members of an end-of-year Food & Drug Administration (FDA) renewal deadline that could impact any toys containing food.

Toy Association Files New Amicus Brief Calling Out Failures of USTR’s Tariffs Response
September 15, 2022
The Toy Association joined a group of trade associations in collectively filing a “friend of the court” amicus brief with the U.S. Court of International Trade on September 14 against the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) insufficient response to critical 301 tariff comments.

Upcoming Webinars: All About a U.S. Labeling Requirement & UK’s New Post-Brexit Standard
September 9, 2022
The Toy Association is alerting members to two upcoming webinars that will provide guidance on requirements for children’s products sold in the U.S. and the UK.

New FTC Proposed Rulemaking Could Impact Children’s Privacy Regulations
August 23, 2022
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on “Commercial Surveillance and Data Security,” indicating first steps toward national privacy and data security rules that include a focus on children's privacy.

Battery Safety Bill Adopting Toy Safety Standards Signed into Law
August 22, 2022
Reese’s Law, a priority bill advocated for by The Toy Association that adopts toy safety standards for batteries, was signed into law by President Biden on Tuesday, August 16.

New Date for LA Port Webinar (Sept. 7)
August 19, 2022
The Toy Association webinar "A Look at the 2022 Holiday Shipping Season: A Report from the Port of LA" has moved to Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 1 p.m. (Eastern).

Toy Association Updates Members on Potential Changes to Chemical Standards
August 17, 2022
The Toy Association is advising members that the ASTM International F15 Committee on Consumer Products is working on a proposal to develop an international standard for selecting appropriate test methods to measure per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in consumer products.

Update on the Port of LA to Help Guide Holiday Shipping Decisions (Webinar)
August 9, 2022
Toy Association members are advised to save the date for an upcoming webinar on the Port of Los Angeles that will help guide decision-making this holiday season.

Toy Association Priority Battery Safety Bill Moves to President Biden’s Desk
August 3, 2022
A critical bill that adopts toy safety standards and will protect children and other consumers from the dangers posed by button cell or coin batteries in a variety of household products was approved today by the U.S. Senate.

Reminder: Learn about Port Houston’s Expanding Capacity to Keep Cargo Moving (Aug. 4)
August 1, 2022
While West Coast ports now have the capacity to handle more incoming vessels, rising landside congestion on rails is creating new challenges that may force businesses to look elsewhere for their needs – and Port Houston could be one alternative.

Battery Safety Bill Aligning with Toy Safety Standards Passes House Vote
July 27, 2022
The House of U.S. Representatives today passed critical legislation to protect children and other consumers from the dangers posed by button cell or coin batteries to align with long-standing toy safety standards for batteries.

Resolution Looks to Designate July as Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education & Awareness Month
July 27, 2022
The Senate introduced a new bipartisan resolution on July 20 to designate July as National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month.

Toy Association Advocacy Fights Back on Issues Impacting Play at State Level
July 22, 2022
The Toy Association is advising members to take note of new state laws which impact consumer products and their packaging.

Toy Association Offers Free On-Demand Webinar to Help Companies Ensure Websites Comply with ADA
July 20, 2022
The Toy Association is reminding members to review and assess their websites and mobile apps to ensure they are digitally accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Toy Association Reiterates Negative Impact of Tariffs in Comments to USITC
July 15, 2022
The Toy Association joined a broad coalition of American businesses, trade organizations, and workers in submitting comments to the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on July 8 in advance of its upcoming hearing on the 232 and 301 tariffs on goods imported from China.