Get the Scoop on Two New Safety & Compliance Services Available to Toy Association Members
Toy Association-hosted webinar helps members get started with the programs
March 19, 2019 | Want to know more about how to stay current on new and updated safety and compliance laws in the U.S. and internationally? The Toy Association has two new exciting member services to help companies do just that. The newly launched Safety Education Program details requirements for toy safety at the federal, state, and international levels, and the online international regulatory database outlines the standards and requirements applicable to toys in five major consumer regions.
The Safety Education Program is an online course led by top experts from the Association, who discuss critical federal, state, and international product safety information; provide details about compliance based on specific toy types; and lend insight into how to keep track of standards as they evolve; among other information.
The program consists of six hours of curriculum presented in a webinar format and delivered via 12 modules of content – each roughly 30 minutes in length. The Safety Education Program is a free resource offered to all Toy Association members. Non-members may access the program for a fee. Learn more by visiting the “Education” tab at ToyAssociation.org.
The regulations database contains consumer product safety requirements for countries and regions around the world, including Australia, Canada, European Union, Mexico, and the U.S. (including state level requirements). The comprehensive resource is available on Bureau Veritas’ OneSource™ platform. Toy Association regular members may request access to the tool online.
A March 13 webinar, “Exploring the Safety & Compliance Landscape: Getting Started with The Toy Association’s Two New Member Services,” is now available online to assist members who would like to use these new resources. The webinar provided important details on how to get started on each service, topics covered in the Safety Education Program, as well as a walk-through of the database and how to maximize its utility, provided by third-party database provider, Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services. Members interested in listening to the recorded webinar may contact Bernadette Boyle, senior membership manager at The Toy Association.
For more information about the Safety Education Program or the International Regulatory Database, contact Heather Easley, assistant manager of external affairs.