Lego Systems Inc. to Kick Off Interactive Experience Tour

Lego Systems Inc. will kick off the Lego World of Creativity tour in July with five stops scheduled for 2017. The tour will launch in Savannah, Georgia July 7-9 and will make later stops in Albuquerque, New Mexico (Aug. 4-6), Tacoma, Washington (Sept. 8-10), Boise, Indiana (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), and Madison, Wisconsin (Oct. 13-15).

Tickets are currently on sale at the Lego World of Creativity website, and 2018 tour dates will be announced at a later date.

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Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act Deadline Approaching

TIASafetyHelmetThe Toy Industry Association (TIA) is reminding members who sell children’s products in Washington State of an upcoming reporting deadline for the state’s Children’s Safe Products Act. By March 2, these companies are required to report the presence of any of 66 listed chemicals of high concern to children that may be found in their products. The full list of chemicals at the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology website. [Read more…]

TIA Fly-In Facilitates Discussions Between Toy Executives and Congress

toyindustryThe Toy Industry Association (TIA) held its seventh annual Washington, DC Fly-In last week, where representatives of toy companies met with members of Congress and key lawmakers to discuss industry issues.

Fly-In participants advocated for support of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act that would prevent multiple, overlapping state and local chemical regulatory programs and eliminate impediments to interstate commerce that increase product costs for consumers.

TIA and the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) also presented Champion of Play awards to five members of Congress during the opening reception, with TIF’s Toy Bank donating toys to children’s charities within the home states of the honorees.