Industry Statements

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The Toy Association Statement on Bisphenol-A (BPA)
September 7, 2018
 
The Toy Association assures parents and caregivers that any Bisphenol-A (BPA) found in toys is safe, given its limited scope of use, minuscule amounts present, and limited risk of exposure in toy and game products.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Button Cell Batteries
September 7, 2018
 
The U.S. toy industry is committed to ensuring the safety of children. Batteries – especially small button- and coin-size batteries – can pose a serious health hazard if swallowed. If they lodge in the esophagus, the results can be life-threatening and immediate medical intervention is needed.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Cadmium and Heavy Metals
September 7, 2018
 
Toys* sold in the United States are prohibited from containing heavy metals or any other substances that can result in harmful exposure to children. By law, toy companies must ensure that their products comply with all relevant standards, regulations, and tests – including applicable heavy metal limits – before they can be sold in this country.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Chemicals in Toys
September 7, 2018
 
All toys sold in the U.S. must comply with 100+ strict toy safety regulations, tests, and requirements designed to protect children at play, including the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Among other protections, these regulations make it illegal to sell toys or children’s products containing substances harmful to children and to which they might be exposed.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Counterfeit Toys
September 7, 2018
 
The Toy Association wants parents and caregivers to make informed choices about the toys, games, and other products they bring into the home. Families should always shop at reputable stores and online retailers that they know and trust. Toys sold at these establishments are guaranteed to have been tested for compliance with more than 100 strict standards and tests, including stringent limits for lead and other chemicals, a highly effective small parts regulation developed with the help of pediatricians, as well as requirements to the ensure sturdiness and reliability of toys, among many other requirements.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Digital Play and Screen Time
September 7, 2018
 
The Toy Association and its members are proud of the important, life-shaping role that toys, games, and play have in the development and growth of young minds and bodies.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Flame Retardants
September 7, 2018
 
Safety is the toy industry’s top priority. All toys sold in the United States must conform to stringent federal safety standards such as the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. Not only do these toy safety standards contain tough flammability requirements, they also restrict the use of substances known to be harmful to children and to which children might be exposed.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Lasers in Toys
September 7, 2018
 
Recent concern regarding children’s exposure to lasers is due in large part to increasing numbers of low-cost, compact laser pointers that are not intended for children’s use. Although adults may use these laser pointers for work, kids might purchase and use them for amusement.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Lead
September 7, 2018
 
Working alongside medical experts and government officials, The Toy Association helped establish the first federal standards for lead in children’s products nearly 40 years ago.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Magnets in Toys
September 7, 2018
 
Magnets can provide a fun and educational component to a toy. Strict federal toy safety standards prohibit the use of certain powerful magnets in any toy part that is small enough to be swallowed and is intended for children under 14 years old.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Packaging / Environmental Sustainability
September 7, 2018
 
Though toys comprise less than 1 percent of the typical household waste stream, there is an industry-wide understanding that everyone has a role to play in support of sustainability.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Phthalates
September 7, 2018
 
Specific restrictions on the presence of phthalates – ingredients that make some plastics soft and pliable – in toys and child care articles are defined in Section 108 of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), a federal law that was passed in 2008.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Play and Healthy Lifestyles
September 7, 2018
 
The Toy Association and its members are proud of the important, life-shaping role that toys, games, and play have in the development and growth of children. With the rise in childhood obesity rates sparking public health concerns, parents are rallying alongside medical professionals to encourage more active play – that which stimulates the body by encouraging kids to run, jump, and stretch.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Recalls
September 7, 2018
 
Because its products are intended specifically for children, the toy industry holds itself to a particularly high standard of safety. All toys sold in the United States, no matter where they are produced, must conform to rigorous safety standards and laws.

 
The Toy Association Statement on Responsible Marketing to Children
September 7, 2018
 
The Toy Association and its members are proud of the important, life-shaping role that toys, games, and play have in the development and growth of children. Play is an integral component of an educational, happy, healthy, and well-rounded childhood.

 
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