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UK Government must act now, says BTHA as issue of online sales of unsafe toys worsens

Despite repeated warnings from the British Toy and Hobby Association, unsafe toys, which could cause serious harm to children, are still being sold via third-party sellers on online marketplaces. With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching and the full response to the Online Harms legislation expected this autumn, the organisation …

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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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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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Toy Fair 2021: BTHA will create ‘strong platform and safe and secure environment’

The British Toy and Hobby Association has outlined its number one aim to ‘create another strong platform’ for the industry to do successful business in a ‘safe and secure environment’ as it issues its latest update on Toy Fair 2021. Underpinning the latest developments for the show, set to take …

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TIE pushes for new laws for online marketplaces as report uncovers toy safety concerns across EU

A new report by Toy Industries of Europe has made the striking discovery that 97 per cent of almost 200 toys bought from third-party sellers on four online marketplaces in Europe did not comply with the strict EU toy safety regulations. The report – EU Toy Safety: The problem of …

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Bossing It: “My work to tackle unsafe toys is the most rewarding” – BTHA’s Natasha Crookes

Each month, ToyNews finds an industry bigwig to put through the ringer with a series of prying questions. This month, it’s BTHA’s director of public affairs and communications, Natasha Crookes Firstly, well done on the recent half marathon and money raising (over £2,000) for the ToyTrust. What compelled you to …

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Opinion: The power of the toy influencer in today’s industry

This week’s opinion comes from head of operations and events at the British Toy and Hobby Association, Majen Immink. She has successfully builds on the show’s achievements year on year, and has headed up its Influencer Day initiative. Influencers have become a core part of the toy industry, whether they’re …

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The Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 shortlist has been announced

The shortlist for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 has been revealed, with finalists in categories spanning Independent Toy Retailer of the Year, Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year, Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year, and Online Excellence. The shortlist was decided upon by a committee of …

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ToyNews to run London Vitality Big Half Marathon for Toy Trust fundraiser

Pre-empting the need to shift the Christmas excess somehow, ToyNews’ own Robert Hutchins has struck upon no better idea than to undergo mile after mile of unbearable stitch and cramp pain in the name of the Toy Trust. On Sunday, March 1st, 2020, ToyNews – alongside a toy industry’s worth …

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The BTHA unveils line-up for tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020

The British Toy and Hobby Association has detailed the lineup for the tenth annual Design Student Seminar at Toy Fair 2020. The event will take place on Thursday, January 23rd in the Apex Room at Olympia, London, where more than 120 students will be in attendance as the BTHA hosts …

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