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2013-12-21 23:01:03

Dr. Marta Katalenas wants parents to avoid a trip to the emergency room by following these guidelines when buying toys this Christmas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 According to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), between 2009-2011, 1,700 children were admitted to the emergency room after ingesting magnets. These children were between the ages of 4 and 12 which illustrates just how concerned parents must be about the safety of toys for all ages of children. Austin...

2013-12-03 23:33:34

Wild Mint, an eco friendly, toxin free company, sheds light on potentially harmful toxic chemicals found in children’s toys and how parents can find safer options this Holiday season. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Wild Mint, an eco friendly, toxin free company, is enlightening parents about harmful chemicals found in many children’s toys currently available on store shelves, and is offering tips for finding safer, natural toys. Especially for parents with young children,...

2013-12-02 23:27:10

Sophic Pursuits, Inc. provides safety tips for science or engineering activity gifts. Ponca City, OK (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Planning on giving a science or engineering activity gift this holiday season? With the viral internet sensation of GoldieBloxTM and popularity of littleBitsTM; science and engineering toys, such as rockets, microscopes, and chemistry sets, have regained popularity. Frankie Wood-Black, a Principal with Sophic Pursuits, Inc. with a Ph.D. in Physics and a 25-year...

2013-11-28 23:22:40

Attorney John M. O'Brien raises concern and provides safety tips regarding possible dangerous toy related hazards for parents looking to shop around the holiday season. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 With Christmas fast approaching, attorney John M. O’Brien urges parents with small children to be aware of potentially dangerous toys. With so much advertising and marketing for toys and bigger brands right before the holiday season, children often ask for toys they have seen...

2013-11-13 23:23:40

Many parents want toys for their children that meet a higher standard for organic and eco-friendly qualities. The EcoScore rating system has been developed to help parents judge how non-toxic and eco-friendly toys are. Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Organic? All natural? Fair trade? Non-toxic? With mounting evidence about the harmful side effects of pesticides and chemicals, many parents are monitoring the food their children eat with increasing vigilance. But what about the toys...

Super Magnets Are Still Finding Their Way Into Kids' Hands
2013-10-28 05:00:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly two years after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) first issued a warning over the safety risks posed to children by high-powered, ball-bearing magnets, their continued availability has led to an increase in pediatric ingestion-related injuries. In fact, researchers reviewing data on all foreign body ingestions in children under 18 years of age who were treated at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto...

2013-10-10 23:18:15

Balluun, a leader in social business-to-business technology, announced a new partnership with an industry leader, the Toy Industry Association (TIA) and its American International Toy Fair to make Balluun’s powerful software the exclusive e-commerce platform for their tradeshows and constituents aptly named, ShopToyFair365. Foster City, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Balluun, a leader in social business-to-business technology, has added another industry leader with the recent signing of...

2013-07-29 23:19:54

Grant Will Support Toy Design Department with Student Scholarships, Curricular Development, and Toy Industry Association Memberships Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from the Toy Industry Association (TIA). Funding will support scholarships for Toy Design students and curricular enhancements to Otis’ internationally recognized Toy Design program. “The Toy Industry Association is pleased to know...

2013-04-25 08:28:52

ENFIELD, Conn., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On 20 July 2013, the chemical requirements of the EU Toy Directive (2009/48/EC) will come into effect. The full implementation of this directive will pose a significant challenge to suppliers of toys to the European market. Manufacturers will be required to ensure compliance of any raw materials used in toys entering the European Union from this date. Toys must be manufactured so as to prevent exposure of children to harmful chemical elements....

2013-02-10 00:20:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of toy executives and guests from around the world gathered in New York City this evening to honor the year's top toys and industry icons at the 13(th) annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards and Toy Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A Toy Industry Association (TIA)-administered event in support of the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF), the "Oscars" of the toy industry took place at the Plaza Hotel, kicking off the 110(th) American...