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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (read more)
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. (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").