The effort to make toys safe
for kids began
nearly 70 years ago, when the
Council began working together
with the toy
industry on safety issues, resulting
creation of the National Clearinghouse
Toy Injuries in 1958.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
(CPSC), created in 1973, closely
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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