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)
Joint Market Surveillance Action in Europe to Target Non-Compliant Acoustic Toys 20 July 2015
PROSAFE, a quasi-governmental organization for market surveillance authorities and officers in Europe, has announced the launch of a two-year joint market surveillance action to target non-compliant products in five categories – including sound-emitting toys – in 27 European Union (EU) Member States and European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) countries. (read more)
ICPHSO Calls for International Symposium Presentations on Product Safety Alignment 19 June 2015
The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) will bring together product safety professionals from across industries and global markets to discuss issues of interest to product safety professionals at its International Symposium in Billund, Denmark this October. (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").