The 70th Nuremberg Spielwarenmesse (Nuremberg Toy Fair) was held from Wednesday January 30th to Sunday February 3rd. The largest exhibition of toys in the world takes days to cover, not hours. And, this 70th anniversary year includes special receptions and events. We take Amtrak from Lancaster to Philadelphia, SEPTA to the airport, fly to Frankfurt, […]
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 […]
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!