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January 23rd, 2017
White Paper: Anticipating the Impact of 3D Printing on the Toy Industry

This new UL white paper provides an overview of the advent of 3D printing in the toy industry. It addresses the uses, the advantages and trade-offs of 3D printing, and the potential impact on toy manufacturing. The paper briefly traces the evolution of toy safety and examines the safety and regulatory considerations facing developers of… read more

November 7th, 2016
Council of Ministers Agrees with New Limit Values for Lead in Toys

European Union’s Environment ministers have expressed support on the proposed amendment to the 2009 toy safety directive, introducing stricter limit values for lead. The ministers, during a meeting, have decided to agree with strengthening the limit values since evidence shows that the current limits are “no longer appropriate” and that they must be aligned with… read more

November 7th, 2016
ASTM Releases Updated Standard for Toy Safety

ASTM International (ASTM) has published the 2016 update to its toy safety standard. ASTM F963 – 16 – Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety provides the following updates: new requirements to the already extensive section on battery safety; soaking and compression tests for magnets; changes to requirements for toys involving projectiles; new requirements for… read more

September 1st, 2016
UL Exhibiting at Toy Fair ‘17 – New York

February 18-21 2017 Navigating the regulatory landscape of regional and global markets can be complex and challenging. UL’s trusted compliance expertise aids our clients in cutting through regulatory complexities, helping to create a competitive advantage. UL will showcase its quality assurance and safety programs for toys, toy premiums and juvenile products at Toy Fair ’17… read more

April 25th, 2016
Companies Selling Toys in Indonesia Need In-Market Testing

Details   As of April 17, 2016, toys sold or distributed in Indonesia must have an Indonesian National Standard (SNI) certificate issued by a local accredited certification body (LsPro) or a local laboratory affiliated with the organization.     Why It Matters   In 2013, Indonesia signed Regulation Number 24/M-IND/PER/4/2013 to mandate the use of… read more

January 28th, 2016
BRC Code of Practice – Modified EN71-2 Test Method for the Flammability Safety of Children’s Dress-up

Details Pending official announcement of UK British Retail Consortium (BRC), two Codes of Practice are introduced to help improve the safety of children’s dress up clothing. Additional Flammability Labeling of Children’s Dress-up Method of Test for the Flammability Safety of Children’s Dress-up Voluntary and in addition to the requirements of the EU Toy Safety Directive… read more

January 21st, 2016
Visit UL at Spielwarenmesse – Nuremberg (Germany) January 27 – February 1, 2016

Nuremberg Exhibition Center Messezentrum 1 90471 Nuremberg, Germany   EVENT URL                      VENUE URL   UL testing experts will be on hand at Spielwarenmesse 2016, the international toy fair taking place in Nuremberg ,January 27 through February 1, 2016.   Stop by the Italian Toys Manufacturer’s… read more

January 11th, 2016
Visit UL at Spielwarenmesse – Nuremberg (Germany) January 27 – February 1, 2016

Nuremberg Exhibition Center Messezentrum 1 90471 Nuremberg, Germany EVENT URL                              VENUE URL UL testing experts will be on hand at Spielwarenmesse 2016, the international toy fair taking place in Nuremberg, January 27 through February 1, 2016. Stop by the Italian Toys Manufacturer’s Association, ASSOGIOCATTOLI Booth E-15-2, Hall 12.0, to speak with UL’s toy experts.  UL… read more

December 1st, 2015
UL Exhibiting at Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair January 11-14, 2016

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong +852 2582 8888 VENUE URL                     EVENT URL UL will exhibit at Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Booth No. 3D C26, taking place January 11-14, 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition… read more

October 16th, 2015
CEN Publishes Latest Standard for the Safety of Toys

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has published the latest standard for the safety of toys, entitled EN 71-5:2015 Safety of toys – Part 5: Chemical toys (sets) other than experimental sets. This section of the EN 71 standard provides requirements and test methods for the substances and mixtures used in chemical… read more