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Position Papers

TIE position on Batteries Regulation

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) supports the European Commission’s aim to extend the life of electrical products and promote circularity by ensuring batteries can be replaced. However, a one-size-fits-all approach will have unintended consequences. TIE’s members are reputable toy manufacturers who are always looking to improve the sustainability of their processes and products, whilst making […]

TIE position on General Product Safety Regulation

The proposal for a General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) (2021/0170 (COD)) will be pivotal to ensuring that only safe products are available to consumers on the EU market. As an industry revolving around children, safety is the main priority for the toy sector. Reputable toy manufacturers integrate safety into each stage of product development and […]

Digital Services Act May 2021 – TIE Position

The toy sector values a well-functioning e-commerce system and online platforms are an important sale channel for reputable toy manufacturers. However, reports, including our own investigation last year, show that loopholes in the current e-commerce rules are giving dishonest sellers of dangerous toys direct access to EU consumers. The Digital Services Act (DSA) is an […]

Child Safety and Online Marketplaces – TIE Position

Children’s safety is the number one priority for Toy Industries of Europe (TIE), the voice of reputable toy makers in the EU. We are worried as our recent investigation1 shows that an alarming amount of dangerous and illegal toys are available in the EU through online marketplaces. The choice and convenience offered by online marketplaces […]

EU Rules for Drones – TIE Position

Toy Industries of Europe welcomes the intention to create uniform EU-wide rules to enable the safe use of Unmanned Aircrafts (UAs). Toy safety is the toy industry’s number one priority. TIE supports the Delegated Regulation’s risk-based approach. Requirements should be proportionate to the nature and risk posed by the specific UAs. These rules would also […]

TIE Comments on the Guidelines on Consent (WP259) under Regulation 2016/679

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Guidelines on Consent under Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR). Overall, TIE supports the principle-based direction WP29 has taken in developing the Guidelines. We especially welcome the recognition of a proportionate approach to parental verification that differentiates between low-risk and high-risk processing in relation […]

TIE Comments on the Guidelines on Transparency (wp260) under Regulation 2016/679

TIE welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Draft Guidelines on Transparency under Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR). Overall, TIE supports the principle based direction the WP29 has taken in developing the Guidelines. The document provides important direction on the issue of Transparency. However, there are several points that we would suggest could be usefully clarified. […]

TIE Position on ePrivacy Regulation

Toy Industries of Europe welcomes the modernisation of the European privacy framework. Especially the move towards a more harmonised approach that recognises the borderless nature of the digital world. As they review the ePrivacy Directive, we call on policy makers to: Agree principle-based, future-proof and pragmatic solutions that work in complement to the General Data […]

TIE Position on articles intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin in relation to restriction of nickel and its compounds

TIE – Toy Industries of Europe – believes clear guidelines on the REACH restrictions are important; they provide clarity and business certainty to manufacturers on meeting their obligations under the regulation. It is key that such guidelines accurately reflect the legal requirements of entry 27 of Annex XVII. We therefore welcome the initiative to develop […]