ANSI and Toy Industry Association form partnership.
Press Release Summary:
September 10, 2008 - The Toy Industry Association (TIA) and ANSI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the accreditation program of TIA's developing Toy Safety Certification Program (TSCP). The TSCP was created by TIA with the help of ANSI, consumer advocates, conformity assessment experts, toy companies, and retailers to improve toy safety and implement the new federal law requiring that manufacturers have their toy products tested by a qualified lab and certify that they meet safety standards.
Original Press Release
Partnership on Toy Safety Certification Program
Press release date: September 3, 2008
TIA has a long history of leadership in the development of toy safety standards. As the trade association for North American producers and importers of toys, games and entertainment products for the youth market, TIA represents over 500 manufacturers and importers of toys who account for approximately 85 percent of all toys distributed in the North America. For more information about the TSCP and TIA's commitment to toy safety, please visit www.toyassociation.org. About ANSI
ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.