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EU National Legislation for Toys (May 2018)

Find below a set of documents summarizing EU national legislation for toys regarding : Plastic materials, paints & coatings and painted articles Textile materials Toy specific restrictions Upholdstered furniture Safety of bedding articles An excel putting together all this information can be downloaded here.

TIE Articles on Toy Safety Requirements and Standardisation

These articles provide a non-exhaustive overview of the latest developments related to toy safety requirements and the standards that are needed to ensure compliance with the Toy Safety Directive. As toy safety requirements are subject to changes, we recommend that you consult the latest available information. “Safety Assessment” of Toys – a Requirement? (31.10.2017) Toy […]


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Information on the Sector

Sanjay Luthra on: What’s next for the European Toy Industry?

This article was published in Toy World Magazine; Este artículo fue publicado en Juguetes; Questo articolo è stato pubblicato nel periodico TG TUTTOGIOCATTOLI ; Cet article est disponible en français; Dieser Artikel ist auf Deutsch verfügbar What’s next for the European Toy Industry? Sanjay Luthra is Managing Director EMEA at Mattel and President of Toy Industries […]

Wie geht es weiter mit der europäischen Spielwarenbranche? Sanjay Luthra, Toy Industries of Europe

Sanjay Luthra ist Managing Director EMEA bei Mattel und Vorsitzender von Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) und verfügt aufgrund seines Werdegangs über langjährige Erfahrung in der Spielwarenbranche. Er war seit 2003 in verschiedenen globalen Positionen für Mattel tätig, ist seit 2018 Vorstandsmitglied und seit April 2019 Vorsitzender von TIE und hat die Organisation als solcher […]


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Play

#PlayShapes campaign materials

In the run up to Universal Children’s Day 2016 (20 November), Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is launching the #PlayShapes campaign to raise awareness of the importance of play in childhood for every child. Below you can find the campaign visuals. Twitter visuals – download here  Facebook visuals – download here

A history of play and toys

Toys are an important ingredient of play and are therefore invaluable for children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. Although play differs from culture to culture and generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctive, essential part of growing up. Anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is a record […]

Sign up to our Blog on the Importance of Play

You can read what the experts think about the importance of play here on TIE’s dedicated blog. The blog has been active since 2013, and collects together the opinion’s of experts on children’s rights, development, education and wealth of other play related subjects. Click here to sign up to receive future blog posts by email. […]


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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 […]


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Rules and Standards

Directive on Low voltage electrical equipment

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU ensures that electrical equipment within certain voltage limits provides a high level of protection for European citizens, and benefits fully from the Single Market.

Batteries Directive

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators  intends to contribute to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment by minimising the negative impact of batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. It was amended by Directive 2013/56 on cadmium and mercury in batteries.


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Studies and reports

Trends in Toy Packaging

“Trends in Toy Packaging, Challenges & Opportunities” was the topic of TIE’s Playmakers’ Conversation in 2022. Two experts in consumer product packaging – Xavier Lesauvage, Senior Partner at SDLI innovation agency and Àlex Brossa Enrique who leads the Packaging Cluster in Barcelona – were the star speakers of the session. They presented the findings of […]

European Commission TSD Evaluation & Report

The European Commission has published its evaluation of the EU Toy Safety Directive (TSD), claiming its effectiveness is deficient in several points, in particular on chemicals. Links to the final report and the executive summary. The European Commission’s report : Evaluation of the benefits and the costs generated by the Toy Safety Directive: a supply side analysis, […]

A history of play and toys

Toys are an important ingredient of play and are therefore invaluable for children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. Although play differs from culture to culture and generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctive, essential part of growing up. Anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is a record […]


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Videos


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