‘From the Ed’

Vote to Keep Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Doors Open

Canadian families are urged to vote online in support of the CTTC’s application for an Aviva Community Fund Grant. The CTTC is under threat of closing without the additional funding.

Consumer Product Safety: Know Your Responsibilities

webinar participant

Too bad more toy people didn’t tune into the June 30, CTA-sponsored webinar covering the new Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. When it comes to protecting consumers, the legislation could put equal weight on retailers and suppliers.

Toy Industry Should Strengthen Role in Fight for Kids’ Fitness

kids enjoying active fun

A StatCan survey says too many hours in front of a computer screen contributes to significant health problems, including childhood obesity. To get kids moving toward a healthier lifestyle, more consumers will be looking to the toy industry for fun, active-play products.

A Heads-up on Lineups

consumer lineup

Retailers faced with frustrated customers have little time to get the shopping experience back on the rails and stop people from walking out the door. But unlike large chains, the independent retailer has one big advantage — flexibility.

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