Toy Industry Names Disney’s Bob Iger as 2016 Inductee into Esteemed Hall of Fame 16 October 2015
The U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today that it is excited to induct Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Iger was selected by members of TIA in recognition of his significant contributions to the industry and the impact his work has had on the lives of children worldwide. (read more)
EU Court Ruling Creates Uncertainty Regarding REACH Notifications on Substances of Very High Concern 18 September 2015
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that the notification threshold of 0.1% for “substances of very high concern” (SVHCs) applies to each component of a manufactured article, not to the article as a whole, as has been the official guidance from the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). It is unclear at this point when this change will become effective. (read more)
PREVCON Sparks New Ideas & Approaches for Reducing Preventable Childhood Injuries 3 August 2015
Close to 600 child injury prevention leaders and advocates from across the U.S. and around the world gathered in Washington, DC last week for PREVCON, a child injury prevention conference hosted by Safe Kids Worldwide. (read more)
Information Technology Agreement Extends Duty-Free Treatment to Certain Electronic Toys 28 July 2015
A landmark deal was reached between 54 members of the Word Trade Organization (WTO) last week that will extend duty-free treatment to more than 200 information technology products, including certain types of electronic games, toys and other electronic accessories. (read more)
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ICTI CARE Process?
The CARE (Caring, Awareness, Responsible,
Ethical) Process is the International Council of Toy Industries' (ICTI) program to promote ethical manufacturing, in the form of fair labor treatment, as well as employee health and safety, in the toy industry supply chain worldwide. Its initial focus is in China, where 80 percent of the world's toy volume is manufactured. Its intent is to provide a single, fair, thorough and consistent program to monitor toy factories' compliance with ICTI's Code of Business Practices (the "Code").