Toy Industries of Europe to host Webinar on the Safety Assessment for Non-Chemical Hazards in Toys

May 31, 2011 | Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, June 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to address the European Union’s new Toy Safety Directive (TSD), which requires manufacturers to carry out a safety assessment before placing toys on the market. The webinar will be held at 16:00-17:30 (Brussels time); 10:00-11:30 a.m. (Eastern) and 7:00–8:30 a.m. (Pacific).

The assessment must include an analysis of the chemical and non-chemical (physical, mechanical, electrical, flammability, hygiene and radioactivity) hazards that the toy may present as well as an assessment of the potential exposure to such hazards.

Led by Christian Wetterberg, director of government affairs at LEGO and TIE representative in various toy safety expert groups, “The Safety Assessment in the New Toy Safety Directive: Non-Chemical Hazards” will tackle topics such as:

  • What is the purpose of the safety assessment?
  • What information is necessary to carry out the safety assessment?
  • How can toy safety standards be used in the safety assessment?

A Q&A session will take place following the presentation.

Toy manufacturers, importers, distributors and colleagues may register for the webinar by contacting Adriaan Scheiris by June 15; priority will be given to European companies if there is an excess of registrants.