Toy Industries of Europe “A single voice for Europe”

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“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.”
Friedrich Froebel, German pedagogue, 1782-1852


25/03/2014 Effective market surveillance stops substandard toys reaching children

The European Union’s rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products (RAPEX) prevented many substandard toys from reaching European consumers last year, according to a European Commission report released (...)

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21/03/2014 Toy sales flat in main European markets in 2013

Sales of traditional toys in the industry’s five largest European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) were flat in 2013, according to information from the NPD Group. While sales grew in (...)

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6/12/2013 Toy industry supports advice from European Child Safety Alliance on safe play

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) fully agrees with the European Child Safety Alliance’s advice to help prevent injuries when playing with toys. Parents should bear in mind the following tips to avoid needless (...)

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Do you know how safe toys are?

Further information about toy safety is available here.


28/04 - 28/04/2014 TIE AGM


7/05 - 9/05/2014 PlayCon - International Conference of Play Professionals


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15/05 - 15/05/2014 Toy Safety Information Campaign - Benelux


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Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is the trade association for the European toy industry that has been working at the heart of Europe for almost two decades.

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