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Online marketplaces issue still falling through the cracks

TIE’s reaction to the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection’s vote on the General Product Safety Regulation The European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) failed to strengthen the Commission’s proposal on the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR), thus failing to increase child safety. Today’s IMCO’s position misses the opportunity to ban […]

Unsafe toys from dishonest sellers still reach our children

Unsafe toys from dishonest sellers still reach our children Toys from illegal, often untraceable, traders were the second most notified product category in the EU’s alert system for dangerous products 97% of alerts for toys were related to manufacturers with no connection to any European toy associations The EU has the strictest toy safety rules […]

Joint industry recommendations on the EU standardisation strategy 

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) has joined 16 other European associations in sharing a set of recommendations on the European Commission’s standardisation strategy. The new strategy, presented by the Commission in February this year, aims to strengthen Europe’s global competitiveness and to ensure standards support the green and digital transitions. The signatories support the ambition of taking a […]

Joint position paper on removability and replaceability of portable batteries

As the European Parliament is preparing to define its position on the Batteries Regulation proposal, TIE together with 10 European associations are sharing their recommendations for a safe battery replaceability. The associations support the European Commission proposal to enable battery replaceability as a way to extend the durability of electrical products and to promote circularity. […]

TIE regrets European Parliament’s failure to improve the Digital Services Act

The European Parliament’s position on the Digital Services Act (DSA) adopted in Plenary this week fails to bring the much-needed improvements and fails to protect European consumers against illegal and often dangerous toys. Third-party sellers using online intermediaries can therefore continue to be active on the EU market without complying with the same standards and […]

Joint Industry Position on consumer sorting instructions

TIE has joined a coalition of 40 business associations calling for the Commission to develop an EU harmonised system to provide consumers with understandable and clear sorting instructions for packaging waste. The proposed system should be based on pairing the pictograms affixed on packaging and on the sorting bins. It should not have colour nor […]

EP IMCO does not keep promise to make what is illegal offline also illegal online. EP Plenary has the chance to rectify this!

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), the voice of reputable toy manufacturers in Europe, regrets the European Parliament (EP) Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee’s conclusions on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The Committee chose not to use this opportunity to take a significant leap forward in terms of protection of EU consumers and the fight […]

Europol campaign against counterfeit toys

Europol have launched a one-month communications campaign on illicit toys. Their objective is to raise awareness of the danger of illicit toys and educate consumers to recognise them. Their guide on how to recognise fake and hazardous toys can be accessed here.