TIA reinforces safety measures

Three-point plan approved to bolster testing and inspection of toys sold in US.
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has commended the US Toy Industry Association (TIA) for its programme to strengthen the quality control of toys, following the string of product recalls over the last month.

In a letter to the president of the TIA, Nancy Nord, acting chairman of the CPSC wrote: “I am pleased that the TIA and ANSI are being proactive to address toy safety concerns that have been highlighted in recent months”.

The programme, which has been approved by the TIA’s Board of Directors, supports the idea of a federal requirement to make safety testing and inspection mandatory,

Secondly, the TIA want to develop and standardise procedures with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ensure products comply with safety standards industry wide.

Thirdly, the TIA also want to develop criteria with the ANSI to make sure test laboratories are qualified to conduct testing.

Daniel Grossman, chairman of the TIA Board of Directors said: “The safety of children is our primary concern, and the safety record of our 500 manufacturer members is exemplary”.

Carter Keithley, president of the TIA added: “In the near term toy brands and retailers are redoubling their testing efforts to ensure toy safety. We are out to make sure that toys are among the safest things parents bring into their homes this holiday season”.



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