Today’s changes to the limit value for aniline is a clear example of how the Toy Safety Directive is flexible and can easily adapt to new decisions. Parents can rest assured: the ‘new’ limits for finger paints are the same as those reputable manufacturers have been adhering to since 2014, in compliance with the EN […]
This World Play Day, we want to take a moment to reflect on how the magic and power of play has helped children deal with the COVID-19 crisis over the last twelve months. A child turning four in 2021 will have spent one quarter of their lives under some form of confinement measures. Like children […]
The Digital Services Act can make online shopping safer and fairer for everyone.
Sanjay Luthra, TIE Chairman/Managing Director EMEA Mattel takes a look back over 2020.
We were saddened to hear that Dr David Whitebread has recently passed away. He was an inspirational and passionate advocate for children and the serious importance of play in their lives. We had the privilege of collaborating with David on several occasions, most recently as a member of the jury of the Play for Change […]
The entry period for the 2021 #PlayForChangeAwards is now in full swing. We sat down for a virtual coffee with our Jury Chair, John Baulch, Publisher and Managing Director of Toy World Magazine, to hear more about why he decided to get involved and what the Awards mean to him as an industry veteran. TIE: […]
1991 was an exceptional year: The Cold War ended, Disney’s first Beauty and the Beast film was released and the World Wide Web was created. But, the most exciting development surely has to be the foundations being laid for the birth of Toy Industries of Europe (TIE)! Laying the Foundations Thirty years ago, toy makers […]
Latest data shows kids turning to offline hobbies for escapism Last year, kids across Europe made it through a trying and turbulent year with coronavirus disrupting every part of their lives. Recent data from The Insights Family® shows that kids who have a hobby are less likely to be stressed or anxious, perhaps as they […]
The second annual Play for Change Awards are now open for entries from toy makers going the extra mile to help children and improve society The call for entries is open from 31 March and 19 May Companies can submit entries in the categories of Sustainability, Empowerment and Future skills This year, a Covid-19 Special […]
Next week, EU Commissioners will vote on a new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. The Strategy will be a clear demonstration of the EU’s commitment to protecting and promoting children’s rights and helping children develop to their full potential. The Strategy will support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and vulnerable groups, […]
Illegal traders are putting children’s safety at risk Toys from illegal – often untraceable – traders top EU’s alert system for dangerous products Dishonest operators are ignoring the EU’s strict toy safety rules putting children at risk and damaging responsible competition 10% of toys notified in 2020 resulted from toy sector’s own investigations into the […]
TIE has joined a coalition of EU business associations calling for the Portuguese Presidency to promote a more effective approach to standardisation. The open letter can be read here. About Harmonised EU Standards Harmonised standards help ensure toys sold in the single market are safe for children to play with and there is a level […]