Law & Politics

BTHA calls for Government guidance revision over post-Brexit product labeling

British companies are being given an extension on the deadline to comply with new UKCA marking requirements, allowing responsible toy companies to ensure compliance with safety standards on products as set out by the Government. The move follows extensive rallying from the British Toy and Hobby Association, who has been …

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New York Toy Fair 2021 postponed: “Protecting our members’ health and safety must come first”

Toy Fair New York 2021 has been postponed, The Toy Association confirmed late last week, citing the current coronavirus pandemic and the state of business travel, as well as the current restrictive guidelines in place in the US and the world. In a statement issued by the Toy Association on …

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Fiesta Crafts ‘left devastated’ after thieves target company’s offices in Waltham Abbey

Fiesta Crafts has been “left devastated” this week after thieves targeted the company’s offices in Waltham Abbey on Monday night, taking laptops, Macs, and vital tech equipment. The traditional toy and crafting company had persevered with operations during the UK’s lockdown. Thieves also caused “considerable damage and disruption” to the …

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Former Debenhams CEO and ex-Asda boss enter £6.5bn bidding war for the UK supermarket chain

The former CEO of Debenhams and the former Asda boss are going head-to-head in a £6.5bn private equity bidding war for the supermarket chain Asda. Formal bids are set to be tabled for the grocery retailer early next month. First reported by Sky News, it is the ex Debenhams CEO …

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Zimpli Kids to launch its first full sustainable in-store display in latest green retailing effort

Zimpli Kids is readying to launch its first fully eco-friendly in-store display as the company continues to take strides towards its own sustainability pledge for the future. The new FSDU features the recently launched Gelli and Slime Eco range, plus the Rainnbow and Rocket Baff Bombz. The new display unit …

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Crayola appoints new executive of communications and diversity, equity and inclusion manager

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Crayola has made its latest move to broaden its diversity and inclusion efforts within the company with the appointment of a new executive communications and diversity, equity and inclusion manager. The firm’s longstanding executive, Karen Kelly has been appointed to the position, where she will be responsible for implementing the …

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Amazon can be liable for faulty and unsafe products, says new US court ruling

A recent court ruling in the US could be about to make it harder for the online marketplace giant, Amazon, to avoid responsibility for unsafe goods sold on its platform. It deals a major blow to the business that has successfully fought-off lawsuits trying to place liability on the company …

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Conservation-focused toy brand Safari Ltd named new partner for Dino Dana

The family and kids’ production and distribution company, Sinking Ship Entertainment has secured a new toy deal for its Emmy award-winning series Dino Dana with the educational toy company Safari Ltd. The firm specialises in authentic, hand-painted figures. Safari Ltd is on a mission to teach children the importance of …

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World of Toys will return to Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair 2021 with new safety measures, Spielwarenmesse confirms

The 2021 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair will once again play host to the popular international fair programme, World of Toys, created by Spielwarenmesse to make overseas trade fairs more accessible to companies. The international pavilion will be held at the Hong Kong show taking place at the Hong …

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Spielwarenmesse details Covid-19 safety measures for 2021 Nuremberg toy fair

Spielwarenmesse’s Nuremberg toy fair will be going ahead next year, with numerous health and safety features implemented to make the annual international gathering Covid-19 safe, the show’s organisers have confirmed. Among the numerous measures that will be taken and put in place at the international toy trade show, Spielwarenmesse 2021 …

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