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Turning bioplastics into child's play


June 13, 2014 12:20 pm ET

In May, Hong Kong-based Bioserie launched what it says is the world's first line of infant toys made entirely from plant-based polylactic acid and additives.

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Report: Parent of rotomolder GameTime on the selling block


June 4, 2014 3:17 pm ET

The financial deals website peHUB.com is reporting that PlayCore Holdings Inc., the owner of playground rotational molder GameTime, is for sale.

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Mattel buying Mega Bloks parent for $460 million


March 1, 2014 1:56 pm ET

Toy giant Mattel Inc. has decided to join the fast-growing toy construction block market through an acquisition of Mega Brands Inc.

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Lego looking for a sustainable replacement for ABS


February 18, 2014 3:15 pm ET

ORLANDO, FLA. — Lego A/S is setting a target to use a sustainable resin in its signature bricks by 2030, replacing ABS. The search for that new resin will not be easy, though, said Allan Rasmussen, senior project manager for Lego. Not only...

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More limits on chemicals in toys likely


February 4, 2014 11:11 am ET

The global push on toy safety in recent years, which some government regulators believe has reduced the number of unsafe toys in the market, is not going away.

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