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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.

Joint Statement on the Digital Services Act (DSA)

25 business, consumer and civil society organisations, including TIE, have released a joint statement outlining their concerns regarding the development of the Digital Services Act. Certain draft amendments considered by the European Parliament exclude key platform services and risk harming consumers and businesses, particularly offline SMEs. For details, see: 20211203 DSA joint industry-consumer-NGO statement

TIE welcomes the Delegated Act on cybersecurity requirements

Toy Industries of Europe broadly welcomes the Delegated Act to the Radio Equipment Directive.  It sets clear requirements on cybersecurity for connected toys and should make it easier to remove sub-standard products when they are found.  We can only welcome this improvement for reputable businesses. The toy sector is always looking for new ways to […]

Recommendations for Better Regulation

With 23  industry groups, TIE has made recommendations to further improve the European policy-making process in the context of the busy policy agenda and ahead of crucial upcoming policy initiatives The suggestions include: Evidence-based policy making Sufficient time and resources to be allocated at all phases of the decision-making process Consultations that involve expert input […]

TIE calls for an ambitious Digital Services Act (DSA) to tackle illegal activities and rogue traders

TIE has joined a 30-strong lobby platform from a multitude of organisations representing industry, retailers, consumers as well as civil society.  All are calling for the Digital Services Act to introduce effective and unambiguous rules against online illegal activities and rogue traders. The DSA should clearly define strong conditions for liability exemptions, otherwise issue-specific regulations […]

Winners of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

Awards were announced in three categories: Miniland takes home Gold in the Empowerment category, dantoy in Sustainability and The LEGO Group in Future Skills Exceptionally, a special commendation was given to Mattel and Learning Resources for their response to the COVID-19 crisis The Awards’ ambition is praised by European Commissioners Dalli and Gabriel   Brussels […]

Finalists of 2021 Play for Change Awards Announced

Play for Change Awards Ceremony to be held online on 6 October Eight toys and one company initiative set to be awarded for their excellence in making positive change in children’s lives Number of entries this year increased by fifty percent   Brussels 29 September: Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is excited to announce the […]

TIE calls for reinforcing DSA’s ‘trusted flagger’ provision

TIE signed a joint letter along with 10 other organisations calling for brands to be able to obtain ‘trusted flagger’ status under the Digital Services Act (DSA), as they are the most fitted to evaluate if their intellectual property has been stolen. Online platforms should deal with priority with notifications about illegal content from trusted […]

TIE joins call for adequate transition period for new Batteries regulation

TIE has joined a call for the EU to ensure the transition period for new EU rules on batteries is sufficient for business to put them into practice. The Commission, Parliament and Council are about to enter into negotiations to finalise the Batteries Regulation. Once agreed, the Regulation will have far-reaching impacts on the design, […]

TIE supports move towards digital solutions for product information

Using digital solutions to provide product information has benefits for consumers, business and the environment. However, its important that a coordinated approach is taken to avoid fragmentation of the single market. TIE has joined with 20-co-signatories from across EU industry to call for the Commission to adopt a coordinated approach and ensure that it is […]