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Building a sports superstar


March 27, 2015 9:00 am ET

Assembling the lower portion of an Oyo Sportstoys Inc. mini figure 30 times a minute, an automated cell built by Devlinks Ltd. (Booth S26149) is giving a glimpse of what A fully automated cell can do.

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Hong Kong toymaker struggles to break through and build its own brand


March 9, 2015 3:55 pm ET

The bulk of toy makers at the Hong Kong Toys & Games Show are still focused on the mass-production market, but some ambitious toymakers eager to break out of the low-margin OEM rut are trying to build their own brands.

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Silicone baby teether company working with Massachusetts recycler


February 26, 2015 1:14 pm ET

A recycling company and a startup will try to keep silicone baby products out of landfill.

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Rainbow Loom gains new tool in fight against knockoffs


February 23, 2015 1:49 pm ET

A series of patent infringement lawsuits may finish weaving their way through the courts soon as Choon’s Design LLC readies a new tactic for coping with knockoff products.

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Toymaker Step2's new CEO wants company to take next step


February 16, 2015 10:24 am ET

Chris Quinn wants Step2 Co. to become a recognizable brand name outside Ohio. The Streetsboro, Ohio, company has done a great job making a name for itself in its backyard, the toymaker's new president and CEO says, but it's going to have to expand...

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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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