In January 2017, the Competition and Markets Authority, which is the UK competition authority, announced that it has approved the merger between toy company VTech Holdings Limited and rival toy supplier LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. after an in-depth investigation. On its website, VTech is described as the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) category. More
Sphero was founded in Boulder, Colorado in the United States by tech entrepreneurs Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson – partners who had the idea to fuse robotic and digital technology into immersive entertainment experiences. More
Brazil’s National Institute of Technology, Normalisation and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has taken the following actions over the past few months of potential interest to Hong Kong and mainland Chinese exporters. More
On 10 January 2017, Member States formally approved a proposal to introduce a restriction on the use of phenol in toys intended for children less than three years and in other toys intended to be placed in the mouth. Hong Kong traders which export such toys to the EU should note that this clears the path for the proposal’s official adoption and implementation EU-wide. More
The world’s second-largest toy industry event attracts buyers from around the world. More than 2,000 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions took part in the 2016 show, which attracted over 45,000 buyers.
On 24 November 2016, the European Commission published a proposal for a new Directive so as to reduce the concentration of Bisphenol A (BPA) in toys which are intended to be placed in the mouth or to be used by children that are less than three years’ old. More
The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) recently published the results of its expert assessment on the health risks of oral exposure to chemicals found in plastic toys and children’s equipment intended for children less than three years of age. More