Advocacy Letters

The Toy Association regularly comments on critical issues affecting the toy industry. Here is a selection of recent letters sent to various agencies by Association staff.


June 2024
Coalition Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in Support of the SHOP SAFE Act

May 2024
CalChamber Coalition Letter to CalRecycle Regarding California SB 54

Comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding the Draft Risk Evaluation on Formaldehyde

April 2024
Letter to The Honorable Nancy Skinner of the California State Senate in Support of SB 1144

Comments to the State Administration for Market Regulation of the People’s Republic of China Regarding the National Standard of the P.R.C., Safety of Toys

March 2024
Coalition Letter to The Honorable Nancy Skinner of the California State Senate Opposing SB 903

Letter to State of Rhode Island Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee Regarding RI S 2300

Comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on 16 CFR 1243 Safety Standard for Infant Support Cushions

February 2024
Comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to the Rule for Certificates of Compliance, Updating 16 CFR 1110

Letter to the Québec Minister of the French Language Regarding the Draft Regulation – Charter of the French Language – Commerce & Business Amendments

January 2024
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Safety of Toys and Repealing Directive 2009/48/EC


December 2023
Downstream Users Coalition Comments to the EPA on 2023 Risk Evaluation Proposed Rule

November 2023
Letter with the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association and the American Chemistry Council to the Oregon Health Authority on Comments on Proposed Rule – OAR 333-016

September 2023
Comments to Health Canada on Notice of Intent to Amend the Toys Regulations

August 2023
Comments to the Canadian Government on Amending the Formaldehyde Emissions from Wood Products Regulations

Comments to Health Canada on CG1 Consultation Amendments to Tents Regulations and Toys Regulations

July 2023
Comments to the Canada Border Services Agency on Canada Gazette 1 Consultation – Amending the Valuation for Duty Regulations

June 2023
Letter to the Saudi Standards, Metrology & Quality Organization on Notification G/TBT/N/SAU/1286 – Technical Regulation for Packaging

Letter to the Oregon Office of the Governor on HB 3043 Relating to Chemicals in Children’s Products

May 2023
Letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada on Technical Paper: Federal Plastic Registry

Letter to Environment and Climate Change Canada on Recycled Content & Labelling Rules for Plastics: Regulatory Framework Paper

Letter to the European Commission on Notification G/TBT/N/EU/953 – Proposal for a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Proposed Draft Guidance for Estimating Value per Statistical Life

April 2023
Comments to CPSC on Information Disclosure Under Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act

Comments to FTC on Proposed Revisions to the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

Comments to Health Canada on Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients

March 2023
Letter to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation on TCCP Rulemaking Proposal

January 2023
Letter to Hawaii House Committee on HB 1326 Consumer Protection & Commerce on Packaging Waste Reduction Program Mandate

Letter to Oregon House Committee on Energy and the Environment on HB 3043 Relating to Chemicals in Children’s Products


September 2022
Letter to U.S. Court of International Trade on USTR's Insufficient Response to Tariff Comments

July 2022
Comments to India Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change on New E-Waste Rules

Comments to USITC on Economic Impact of Section 232 and 301 Tariffs on U.S. Industries

Downstream Users Coalition Comments to EPA on Proposed Asbestos Reporting Rule

Comments to EU Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks Regarding Titanium Dioxide

Letter to Biden Administration Regarding ILWU-PMA Contract Negotiations

June 2022
Toy Association Urges Inclusion of SHOP SAFE & INFORM Acts in China Competition Bill

Toy Association Lauds Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

May 2022
SBAR Comments on Proposed PFAS Reporting

April 2022
Letter to Congress on Inclusion of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Toy Association Submits Comments to FMC on Regulating Demurrage and Detention Charges

March 2022
Ad Hoc Downstream Users Coalition Comments to EPA on TSCA Risk Determination

February 2022
ICPHSO and Multiple Stakeholders Urge CPSC to Continue Interaction and Participation


November 2021
Comments on Proposed Chile Toy Safety Regulation Revisions

October 2021
Comments Regarding Foreign Trade Barriers to U.S. Exports for 2022 Reporting (Docket No. USTR- 2021-0016)

July 2021
Letter to House Committee on Transportation Subcommittee on Shipping Crisis

July 2021
Letters to Members of Congress on Shipping Crisis

June 2021
Letter to ANSI on Guidance for Advertising and Marketing Affecting Children

January 2021
Comments to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Secondary Infringement Liability in E-Commerce