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Single-Line Railroad Connecting North America Could Offer New Supply Chain Opportunities
March 15, 2023
The Toy Association is alerting members of a newly approved single-line rail service connecting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada and the opportunities this could present to companies considering Mexico as a manufacturing hub or import point.

Toy Association Comments on CPSC’s Proposed Battery Safety Rulemaking
March 14, 2023
The Toy Association provided comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Reese’s Law, the button and coin cell battery safety bill which was signed into law by President Biden in August 2022.

Appeal Filed Against State of Oregon Regarding Toy Safety Regulations
March 3, 2023
The Safe to Play Coalition, of which The Toy Association is a member, filed an appeal in federal court in response to a judge’s ruling regarding Oregon’s Toxic-Free Kids Act.

Hear from the CPSC During Upcoming Toy Association Webinar
February 23, 2023
The Toy Association is reminding members to sign up for “A Conversation with Consumer Protect Safety Commission Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric,” an upcoming webinar taking place Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. (Eastern).

CPSC to Provide Toy Association Members with Update on Agency Priorities
February 20, 2023
The Toy Association, in partnership with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is offering members a free webinar that will provide the toy community with an update on the federal agency’s priorities for the year ahead.

Toy Association Advocates for Members’ Interests as FTC Green 'Guides Come' Under Review
February 2, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has extended the public comment period regarding its “Green Guides,” which the agency had voted to update last December, to April 24.

Toy Association Comments on EPA Proposal to Update Chemical Substance Fees and PFAS Reporting
January 24, 2023
The Toy Association joined the Ad Hoc Downstream Users Coalition (DUC) in submitting two comment letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding recent rulemaking changes for chemical substance reporting and fees.

Toy Association Signs Coalition Letter Against Tariffs on Chinese Imports
January 18, 2023
The Toy Association joined more than 150 other trade associations and groups that signed onto an Americans for Free Trade (AFT) letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai.

New FDA Cosmetics Regulations to Impact Toy Manufacturers
January 17, 2023
The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA) — a major overhaul to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) current regulatory framework for cosmetics — will impact manufacturers of children’s makeup and fragrance kits, face paints, and more.

Jan. 31 Marks Vermont & Washington State Chemical Reporting Deadlines for Children’s Products
January 9, 2023
The Toy Association is reminding companies that do business in the states of Vermont and Washington that the next deadline for reporting chemicals in children's products is January 31.

Toy Association Members Address Top Industry Issues During Annual Strategy Meeting
January 6, 2023
More than 200 Toy Association members participated in the Association’s annual strategy meeting, which took place last month from December 6 to 8.

INFORM Consumers Act Becomes Law as Part of Congressional Appropriations Bill
January 3, 2023
The Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers (INFORM Consumers) Act was included in the fiscal year 2023 omnibus funding package, which President Biden signed into law on December 29, 2022 and will go into effect in June.

FTC to Update “Green Guides” for Marketing Environmental Claims About Products
January 2, 2023
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to move forward with updating its “Green Guides,” which will impact any toy manufacturer that markets its toys, games, or other products as environmentally friendly.

NY Department of Environmental Conservation to Hold Hearing on Legislation for Chemicals
December 22, 2022
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10 a.m. (Eastern) about elements of the Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products (TCCP) law.

Toy Association Priority Legislation INFORM Consumers Act Included in 2023 Omnibus Bill
December 20, 2022
The Toy Association applauds Congress for agreeing to include the INFORM Consumers Act in its final fiscal year 2023 omnibus funding package that was introduced this morning.