Are you a confident communicator who knows their Twitter from their TikTok? Are you looking to gain professional experience in EU communications? Can you translate technical policy information into language anyone can understand? Do you have the ability to think on your feet and respond quickly to new developments? Most importantly, have you got a […]
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 […]
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 […]
2022 Play for Change Awards call for entries now open The 3rd edition of the Play for Change Awards seeks entries from toy makers striving to positively impact children’s lives and futures Entries are welcomed in three categories: Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Life Skills Toys or initiatives launched during 2021 and available in Europe […]
Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) welcomes today’s Europol report on its LUDUS I operation and the publication of the LUDUS II results. The analysis report confirms the need for far-reaching legislation for the online world and for allowing the private sector to play its role in detecting and stopping illegal traders. Operation LUDUS I, the […]
Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) represents the reputable toy makers who prioritise toy safety. TIE welcomes the adoption of a balanced report on the Toy Safety Directive by the European Parliament (EP) in plenary today. A successful revised Toy Safety Directive will keep toys safe, affordable and fun and several of the calls in the […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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.
TIE reaction to European Parliament’s IMCO Committee vote on Implementation of the Toy Safety Directive
Today, Members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market & Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee adopted a report in support of a revision of the EU Toy Safety Directive. MEPs recognized that the EU’s strict toy safety framework is designed to ensure children enjoy the safest play experience possible and is widely regarded as a global benchmark […]