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TIE Articles on Toy Safety Requirements and Standardisation

These articles provide a non-exhaustive overview of the latest developments related to toy safety requirements and the standards that are needed to ensure compliance with the Toy Safety Directive. As toy safety requirements are subject to changes, we recommend that you consult the latest available information. New initiatives in the ISO standarisation (14.11.2016) Stricter limit […]

European Toy Safety Information Campaign

Between 2012 and 2014, TIE and its national association partners have organised a series of education efforts as part of the European Commission funded ‘European Toy Safety Information Campaign’. The aim of this education campaign was to help economic operators (manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and authorised representatives) and other stakeholders to better understand and apply […]

European Toy Safety Information Campaign – Dutch Version

Between 2012 and 2014, TIE and its national association partners have organised a series of education efforts as part of the European Commission funded ‘European Toy Safety Information Campaign’. The aim of this education campaign was to help economic operators (manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers and authorised representatives) and other stakeholders to better understand and apply […]


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Information on the Sector

TIE Membership Brochure

Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is the voice of the European toy industries in Brussels. Founded in 1991, TIE has been working at the heart of Europe for more than two decades. TIE is proud of the contributions made by toys and play to society. At present, membership includes thirteen direct member companies and most […]

Fact and fiction: Myths and misleading statements about toy safety

Misleading statements and fiction about toy safety are often communicated to the general public. The public must have access to the facts, so that they can make informed decisions about purchasing safe toys for their children. We want to debunk common toy safety myths and provide the public with the facts. To know more read […]

SMEs in the European Toy Sector

Over 99% of the almost 5,000 toy companies in Europe are SMEs, which play a key role in Europe’s economic fabric, particularly in rural areas where most toy companies are located. Approximately 88% of these companies are micro enterprises with less than 10 employees. In the light of these numbers, SMEs’ interests are at the […]


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Play

#PlayShapes campaign materials

In the run up to Universal Children’s Day 2016 (20 November), Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is launching the #PlayShapes campaign to raise awareness of the importance of play in childhood for every child. Below you can find the campaign visuals. Twitter visuals – download here  Facebook visuals – download here

A history of play and toys

Toys are an important ingredient of play and are therefore invaluable for children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. Although play differs from culture to culture and generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctive, essential part of growing up. Anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is a record […]

Sign up to our Blog on the Importance of Play

You can read what the experts think about the importance of play here on TIE’s dedicated blog. The blog has been active since 2013, and collects together the opinion’s of experts on children’s rights, development, education and wealth of other play related subjects. Click here to sign up to receive future blog posts by email. […]


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Rules and Standards

Batteries Directive

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators  intends to contribute to the protection, preservation and improvement of the quality of the environment by minimising the negative impact of batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators. It was amended by Directive 2013/56 on cadmium and mercury in batteries.


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Studies and reports

A history of play and toys

Toys are an important ingredient of play and are therefore invaluable for children’s physical, mental, social and emotional development. Although play differs from culture to culture and generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctive, essential part of growing up. Anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is a record […]

SMEs in the European Toy Sector

Over 99% of the almost 5,000 toy companies in Europe are SMEs, which play a key role in Europe’s economic fabric, particularly in rural areas where most toy companies are located. Approximately 88% of these companies are micro enterprises with less than 10 employees. In the light of these numbers, SMEs’ interests are at the […]


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Videos


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