Tag Archives: Toy Safety

OPINION I The dangers of counterfeit toys – and how to fight back against the fakers

The explosion of online retail sites, coupled with toy shortages, during the Covid pandemic led many consumers to unknowingly purchase counterfeit goods – toys that are not simply sub-standard, but in many cases, pose a threat to children’s safety. Here, Rachel Jones, CEO and founder of SnapDragon Monitoring, a company …

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Government issues guidance for parents on how to buy toys safely this Christmas

With Christmas just weeks away and parents everywhere setting out on a quest to get hold of this season’s must-have playthings, The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has partnered with Chartered Trading Standards Institute, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Child Accident Prevention Trust and Netmums …

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Survey reveals how parents really feel about Christmas toy shopping

Four in five parents feel pressured to make this holiday season the most memorable one for their children, according to new research. A study of 2,000 parents of children ages 0 to 12 found that parents plan on making this holiday season memorable by keeping holiday traditions like decorating, baking, …

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Almost HALF the toys sold by third-party sellers on online marketplaces could be lethal to kids, says shocking new report

Nearly half the toys tested in a recent study that were purchased from third-party sellers via online marketplaces could choke, strangle, burn, poison and electrocute children, according to a shocking new report commissioned by the British Toy and Hobby Association. Launching today, the BTHA’s new campaign – calling for urgent …

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Safer toys, shorter time to market | Managing risks from the earlier stages of development

Sponsored content from API – The Household Goods and Toys Quality Experts Pandemic uncertainty continues to impact industries globally, including the world of toys. While some brands are thriving, many are facing unprecedented disruption caused by qualified workforce reductions, delayed shipments, unsteady demand, and increased pressure to accelerate their time …

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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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Testing specialists SGS gains China Compulsory Certification to help manufacturers sell toys into the region

The testing and certification company, SGS, has gained accreditation to test toys against the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) standard at its laboratory in Hong Kong. The development means that SGS can no carry out testing against the CCC standards and guide manufacturers through the process in its facilities in China. …

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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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Toy safety firm SGS to host free webinar on EU standards for electronic toys

The product safety specialist, SGS Services is to host an informative webinar session to explore the EU Standards and Regulations for electronic toys for the market today. In its aim to help toy manufacturers, importers and retailers ensure their electrical and electronic (EE) toys are safe and compliant for European …

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Which? calls out Amazon and eBay for unsafe toy product listings: ‘Passing the buck is unacceptable’

The consumer group, Which?, has become the latest to throw its weight behind the call for better regulations upon online marketplaces that allow the sale of unsafe or untested toys upon their platforms. In its most recent spotlight on online marketplaces, Which? found a number of products for sale on …

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