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Guidance

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

Fact and fiction: Myths and misleading statements about toy safety

Misleading statements and fiction about toy safety are often communicated to the general public. The public must have access to the facts, so that they can make informed decisions about purchasing safe toys for their children. We want to debunk common toy safety myths and provide the public with the facts. To know more read […]

SMEs in the European Toy Sector

Over 99% of the almost 5,000 toy companies in Europe are SMEs, which play a key role in Europe’s economic fabric, particularly in rural areas where most toy companies are located. Approximately 88% of these companies are micro enterprises with less than 10 employees. In the light of these numbers, SMEs’ interests are at the […]


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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

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 […]


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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

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

Toy Safety Tips

Watch our video on Toy Safety Tips here to find out more ways of how they can help children have the best play experience. Our video is also available in the following different languages: Do you want to print them? Feel free to download them here: French-TIE-animation-book-press Slovenian-TIE-animation-book-press Greek-TIE-animation-book-press English-TIE-animation-book-press


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