The effort to make toys safe for kids began nearly 70 years ago, when the National Safety Council began working together with the toy industry on safety issues, resulting in the creation of the National Clearinghouse for Toy Injuries in 1958.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), created in 1973, closely monitors and regulates toys.
In 1976, the toy industry adopted voluntary safety standards, which were reviewed and updated in the early 1980s by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). These standards are revised periodically and today are the primary guidelines for toy manufacturers. These guidelines include more than 100 separate safety tests and design specifications for toys.

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