Global Toy Industry Priority Issues and Projects Discussed at 41st Annual General ICTI Meeting 12 May 2015
Representatives of national toy trade associations from around the world convened in Cancun, Mexico last week for the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) 41st Annual General ICTI Meeting. Hosted by the Mexican Toy Association (AMIJU), the May 3-6 meeting explored issues currently affecting the worldwide toy industry – including the future of toys and the value of play, social responsibility, changing technology and its impact on the supply chain, and testing cost pressures. (read more)
Health Canada and European Commission Release Consumer Product Reports 24 March 2015
Health Canada and the European Commission and have each released public reports on safety incidents or non-compliances related to consumer products in 2014. (read more)
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)
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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").