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SPE toy donation rolls into 15th year


January 26, 2015 2:01 pm ET

Continuing its holiday tradition, the Detroit section of the Society of Plastics Engineers donated more than 30,000 toys to Detroit-area charities in December.

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European study finds 'no consumer health risk' from current BPA levels


January 21, 2015 9:45 am ET

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is no health risk to consumers of any age group from current exposure levels to bisphenol A (BPA) after it completed a comprehensive evaluation of data.

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Emerging markets beckon China's toymakers


January 21, 2015 2:08 pm ET

Manufacturers at the recent Hong Kong Toys & Game show say plummeting oil prices have had negligible effect on toy makers' bottom lines.

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Step2 names former New Balance executive as president, CEO


January 16, 2015 10:00 am ET

Toy manufacturer and rotational molder Step2 LLC has picked consumer products veteran Chris Quinn as its new CEO and president.

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China working on its first safety standards for baby feeding products


December 29, 2014 2:16 pm ET

The China Toy and Juvenile Products Association will develop the country's first industry-wide safety standards for infant and children's feeding utensils.

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Granddaughters spark an idea for a global toy craft product


December 24, 2014 11:06 am ET

It took just five years for retired automotive executive David Crorey to turn plastic, string and $150,000 into a $3 million global toy operation.

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Alex Brands buys iconic Shrinky Dinks toys


December 19, 2014 3:15 pm ET

First Slinky, now Shrinky Dinks. What will toy and games investment firm Alex Brands buy next?

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Shipping slowdowns add to season's stress


December 16, 2014 4:02 pm ET

Toy companies know what they want for Christmas: an end to crippling shipping delays at West Coast ports.

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Critics say conditions aren't improving in Chinese toy factories


December 11, 2014 6:02 pm ET

WASHINGTON — Working conditions in Chinese toy factories, most of them plastics related, are not improving, even under the watchful eye of non-governmental organizations and private-sector social auditing, experts told members of Congress on...

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Hall of Fame toys aren't playing around


November 6, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Plastics are prominent in the 2014 inductees for the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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