ICTI CARE To Host Webinar on Responsible Sourcing in the Toy Industry
24 May 2016
ICTI CARE will host a complimentary webinar for toy and entertainment industry stakeholders to provide an overview of responsible sourcing and a better understanding of the ICTI CARE Process. The session will take place on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.
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The Genius of Play Launches New Campaign: It's More Than Play in 2016
17 May 2016
The Genius of Play, the toy industry’s research-backed initiative to bring more play into kids’ lives, today announced its new theme, “It’s More Than Play.” By focusing on six key skill areas children learn through play, “It’s More Than Play” aims to deepen parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of play’s developmental benefits.
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Electronic Products on the Agenda for EU Environment Conference in Washington
9 May 2016
On June 3rd, Europe’s Commerce Department will host its annual EU Environment Conference at the U.S. Department of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. Registration is still open for toy industry professionals who do business in Europe.
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ICPHSO to Hold Southeast Regional Product Safety Training Workshop
5 May 2016
On June 2nd, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) will host its southeast regional product training workshop at The Home Depot corporate facility in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is open to all product safety professionals – including regulators, retailers, and manufacturers.
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Companies Shipping Toys To Indonesia Need To Switch To Local Test Labs In April
19 April 2016
The Toy Industry Association (TIA), along with a coalition of other stakeholders, has been working over the last several years to effect changes in the onerous Indonesian toy import regulations due to issues with certain requirements. One such issue is the decree that two years after implementation, testing must be conducted at a laboratory located in Indonesia.
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Genius of Play Takes Center Stage in D.C.
18 April 2016
“Play” has been the talk of the town in Washington, D.C., and the Genius of Play has been at the forefront of the conversation. Genius of Play took the capital by storm with an April 15th congressional lunch briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building and a booth at the 4th USA Science and Engineering Festival from the 15th to the 17th.
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Segway Patent Infringement Complaint Halts Several Hoverboard U.S. Imports and Sales
28 March 2016
Segway’s two-year-old patent infringement complaint has resulted in a general exclusion order issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). This order bans several types of self-balancing devices, best known as “hoverboards,” from being imported or sold in the U.S. Thirteen companies were named in Segway’s complaint, five of which had their cases terminated by reaching settlements or consent orders.
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Exploring Tech Trends 2016: in Flight and on the Ground
22 March 2016
The year’s tech toys will make playing outdoors even more fun and those inevitable days inside the house much more enjoyable. The range of tech products unveiled in February at the 113th North American International Toy Fair will provide hours of play and further inspire tech-savvy kids and adults.
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ICPHSO 2016 Symposium Offers Glimpses of a Safer Tomorrow
8 March 2016
LMore than 750 product safety professionals from around the world convened at the ICPHSO 2016 Symposium from February 29 to March 3 in Washington, D.C.
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LEGO Announces Changes in Leadership
1 March 2016
LEGO announced last week that effective April 1st, Søren Torp Laursen, LEGO Systems’ head will be stepping down and taking on a new position outside the LEGO group. Skip Kodak, who currently heads the company’s Supply Chain Planning & Distribution, will succeed him.
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