Countries of the Americas to Exchange Product Safety Information through New Recall-Sharing Program 18 March 2015
Regulators in the United States, Canada, Mexico and nations of Central and South America are now able to quickly and reliably exchange information about consumer product recalls, thanks to a new information technology system through which countries can share product safety alerts across borders. (read more)
The Future of Ethical Manufacturing – Q&A with Carmel Giblin, President and CEO of ICTI CARE 2 March 2015
The U.S. Toy Industry Association recently spoke with Carmel Giblin to discuss her key objectives as she begins her new role as head of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) CARE Foundation. As President and CEO, Giblin will lead the development and improvement of the ICTI CARE Process, which was established in 2003 to ensure a safe and fair workplace environment for toy factory workers around the world. (read more)
112th North American International Toy Fair Grows in Exhibit Size and Scope –
Retains Position as Largest Toy Show in Western Hemisphere 23 February 2015
New York City focused its spotlights on toys, games and youth entertainment products last week when the 112th North American International Toy Fair – the largest toy marketplace ever held in the Western Hemisphere – opened its doors to nearly 25,000 global play professionals. Owned and operated by the U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA) in partnership with the Canadian Toy Association (CTA), Toy Fair 2015 grew in size and scope, boasting a record-breaking 421,300 net square feet of exhibit space filled with hundreds of thousands of brand-new, skill-building and cutting-edge toys and games. (read more)
Toy Industry “Oscars®” Recognize the Most Outstanding Toys and Games of the Year 13 February 2015
Hundreds of global toy executives and guests gathered in New York City this evening to pay tribute to the toy industry’s best and brightest toys, games and individuals at the 15th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (read more)
41st ICTI Annual General Meeting to Take Place this May in Cancun, Mexico 7 January 2015
Toy associations from around the world will gather in Cancun, Mexico on 3-6 May 2015 to participate in the 41st annual general meeting of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI). (read more)
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What is the
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").