BTHA plays it safe

On the eve of a European Parliament vote on the REACH chemical proposals, the BTHA has hit back at concerns expressed by MEP Caroline Lucas over toy safety, claiming toys have never been safer.
Publish date:
Social count:

David Hawtin, director general of the BTHA, commented: "It is typical of the environmental lobby to use expectant mothers and mothers with young children as targets in their efforts to draw attention to 'suspect' chemicals or 'potentially' dangerous chemicals in toys.

?The reality is that the toy industry is strictly and comprehensively regulated - and has been for many years. Consumers should not be misled by concocted myths about 'suspect' children's toys. They are baseless.

?The toy industry spends a lot of time and effort identifying materials that are safe. For this reason it supports the objective of REACH. However, it is a direct contradiction of REACH to stampede manufacturers away from chemicals that have been risk assessed towards chemicals about which less is known.?


Play it safe

Safety expert Tess Lawrence, principal advisor at Bodycote LawLabs looks at the challenges facing toy manufacturers and advises on the best steps to avoid any future problems....

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.