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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 […]

TIE adds voice to concerns about reform of dual distribution rules

In a letter to Commissioner Vestager, TIE has joined with six associations to voice concerns about the negative impact of EU plans to reform the current block exemption on dual distribution. The group – which represents a range of consumer goods associations – highlight that removing the exemption “would have serious adverse consequences for the competitiveness […]

TIE calls for swift ratification of EU-Mercosur trade agreement

The Agreement will provide new export opportunities for European toy makers. European toy manufacturers export for more than €20 million of toys per year to the four Mercosur members (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay). The agreement would do away with most of the import tariffs of the Mercosur countries which are among the highest in […]

TIE Response to EP Draft Report on TSD Evaluation

Thanks to the EU’s world class toy safety rules, children throughout Europe can enjoy playing safely. Ensuring toys are safe for children to play with is important. Play is recognised as a right of every child by the United Nations, and has innumerable benefits on children’s health, well-being and development. This is why it is […]

Changes to Aniline Limit Values

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 […]

World Play Day: Celebrating the Power of Play in the Pandemic

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 […]