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EU Updates Impacting U.S. Toy Community
November 17, 2020
The Toy Association is alerting members of updates from Europe that impact the U.S. toy industry.

Toy Association Members-Only Strategy Meeting to Discuss Priority Issues for 2021
October 28, 2020
The Toy Association has announced that it will host its annual strategy meeting from December 8 to 10, 2020.

Toy Association Sets Record Straight on Toy Safety; Offers Resources to Members
October 27, 2020
Each year leading up to the holiday season, certain NGOs take advantage of the attention surrounding toys to publish inaccurate “toy safety” reports that unnecessarily frighten families. And each year, The Toy Association positions itself on the frontlines of these conversations.

Toy Association’s Matthew Lenz Speaks on Chemicals in Children’s Products at Chemical Watch
October 19, 2020
Matthew Lenz, The Toy Association’s director of state government affairs, participated in a roundtable on October 16 during the “Key Regulatory Updates: Europe, Asia and the Americas” virtual conference produced by Chemical Watch.

Toy Association Advocates Across States to Protect Play
October 13, 2020
This year, The Toy Association's state affairs team has monitored more than a 1,000 pieces of legislation and acted on 100+ bills that would impact toy businesses.

The Toy Foundation Releases 2019 Annual Report
October 8, 2020
The Toy Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report, “Play is Where the Heart Is,” is now available online.

Join Toy Association & EPA for a Discussion about New Chemical Management Rules
October 2, 2020
The Toy Association, its members, and other trade associations will participate in a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) call Tuesday, October 6 to discuss a recently submitted petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as next steps for the agency, regarding new risk management rules under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

Protecting Play: Toy Association Advocates for Members at Global Level
September 22, 2020
While the health crisis is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, The Toy Association’s dedicated External Affairs staff continues to make headway on ongoing issues affecting the toy and play community.

Toy Association's Virtual Fly-In Connects Companies with DC Lawmakers
September 22, 2020
Nearly 30 toy company representatives attended The Toy Association’s Virtual DC Fly-In last week, where they connected with 28 congressional offices and top federal officials to discuss key legislation addressing counterfeit toys and children’s products sold through online marketplaces.

Toy Association Honors Senators Cassidy and Durbin with 2020 Champion of Play Awards
September 15, 2020
The Toy Association presented its annual Champion of Play Awards to U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), who were recognized for their contributions to fighting the hidden dangers of counterfeit toys sold online. The award was bestowed on Cassidy and Durbin during the Association’s Virtual DC Fly-In.

Toy Association Continues to Support Counterfeit-Fighting Legislation
September 8, 2020
Last week, Congress introduced the Consumer Product Safety Inspection Enhancement Act, a bipartisan bill that would direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to prioritize resources toward identifying violative, unsafe consumer products entering the U.S. under the de minimis value exemption (shipments valued at $800 or less).

Toy Association Meets With EPA; Continues Push for Risk Management Rule to Aid Members
August 31, 2020
The Toy Association’s Alan Kaufman, senior vice president of technical affairs, met with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) August 28 to advocate on behalf of members for a risk management rule as a necessary action to implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

President’s Letter: Toy Fair Dallas and Toy Fair New York Postponed
August 28, 2020
While the trajectory of this October’s Toy Fair Dallas has long been known to our exhibitors and the buying community given ongoing pandemic developments in Texas, the postponement of that show to 2021 now meets the news that The Toy Association has elected to also postpone Toy Fair New York 2021.

All Products Sold in India Required to Have Certification Marking as of Sept. 1
August 25, 2020
The Toy Association is alerting members of a new order in India requiring all products sold in the country to have a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) conformity marking as of September 1, 2020.

President's Letter: Asia Update – COVID-19, China Shipping & Hong Kong Origin Marking
August 25, 2020
As toymakers and retailers head into the vital holiday selling season, The Toy Association’s President & CEO Steve Pasierb discusses how the Association and its External Affairs team continue to push back against myriad threats and address challenges to our members, including Intellectual Property theft, unnecessary government regulations around the world, the ongoing pandemic, barriers to trade, and the economic impacts of these issues.