How to Reduce Compliance Costs

There are two primary methods for reducing the cost of compliance to US toy safety regulations: (1) the component parts rule, and (2) determinations. Components Parts Rule The component parts rule is useful to nearly all manufacturers that utilize surface coatings or who use a single component on multiple products. The rule allows for heavy […]

CPSC Engineered Wood Determinations

CPSC Issues Engineered Wood Determination

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a Final Rule in the Federal Register exempting engineered wood products from third party lead, ASTM F963 heavy metals, and phthalates testing. euroSource and the Handmade Toy Alliance listed this determination among our priorities on September 13, 2012. So it is with pleasure, and relief, that we greet this news after nearly six years!

Amazon premium brand discount

How Amazon Damages Premium Brands

Without dispute, Amazon has built and operates an attractive platform optimized for selling just about anything. And, that platform is incredibly effective, gathering more than 50% of initial searches for prospective buyers. That’s a hard statistic to ignore. Only a few years ago, Google was king of product search and it was the primary way […]