Consumer Safety and Health Network Workshop Explores Cross-Border Risk Assessment 28 July 2014
Consumer product safety regulators from 19 countries met in Washington, DC last week to collaborate and share information on risk assessment practices at a workshop hosted by the Consumer Safety and Health Network (CSHN), an organization coordinated by the Organization of American States (OAS) with the support of the Pan American Health Organization. (read more)
Tocatì International Festival Brings Thousands Together in Celebration of Play 25 July 2014
More than 300,000 people from around the globe will come together in a celebration of play during the 12th annual Tocatì International Festival of Street Games, to be held in Verona, Italy on 18-21 September 2014. (read more)
International Effort Launched to Protect Children from Dangers Posed by Button Batteries 17 June 2014
As part of International Product Safety Week (16-20 June 2014), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and counterpart government agencies from 12 other countries and jurisdictions today announced efforts to “make button battery safety a global priority.” (read more)
Canadian Toy Association and Toy Industry Association Announce Affiliation Agreement 20 May 2014
The Boards of Directors of the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) and the U.S.-based Toy Industry Association (TIA) announced today the approval of a formal relationship that will “strengthen synergies between the two northern American neighbors and provide greater benefit for their members and the toy industry.” (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").