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)
ICTI CARE Foundation President & CEO Christian Ewert Departs; Search for Replacement to Begin 21 May 2014
The ICTI CARE Foundation, the International Council of Toy Industries’ (ICTI) program to promote ethical manufacturing, fair labor treatment, and employee health and safety in the worldwide toy and juvenile products supply chain, has announced the departure of its President and CEO, Christian Ewert, after ten years of leadership. (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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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").