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The Handmade Toy Alliance
Supporting small batch children's apparel, toy, and accessory makers

We are an alliance of small-batch toy makers, children’s product manufacturers, specialty importers, and independent retailers from across the country specializing in high quality, inspiring, safe goods for our children.

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About the Handmade Toy Alliance

The Handmade Toy Alliance represents small-batch toymakers, children’s product manufacturers, specialty importers, and independent retailers from across the US who build and support a marketplace full of unique, high quality, and above all else, safe goods for the juvenile products industry. We are a diverse a group as you might imagine. Some of our members offer American made-goods; some offer hand-made, one of a kind goods; some of our members specialize in fairly traded goods. From the stay at home parent to the importer of specialty wooden toys from Europe, all of our members champion high quality products for your children and for theirs.

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HTA releases CPSIA + 5 Years report
HTA releases a report on the CPSIA + 5 Years. You can find the document as a PDF file here - The report details the journey we have been on over the last five years and also the solutions that are still needed. 
CPSC Request for Comments on Certification Rule
Comments are due on the proposed certification rule affecting all CPSIA certifications. Read more or submit comments here -!docketDetail;D=CPSC-2013-0017
HTA to Participate in Lunchtime Panel at American Enterprise Institute
The Handmade Toy Alliance will participate in a Lunchtime Panel on Regulation at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC on March 27th, 2013 
The Reality, Moving Forward

There continue to be many opportunities where burdens can be reduced and even eliminated without compromising the safety of consumers. These have been identified and discussed within Congress and the CPSC. They include:

  • Establish a list of equivalent tests, especially those from the E.U. in EN-71
  • Expand lead determinations list to include eight heavy elements from ASTM-F963-11
  • Add manufactured woods to the lead determinations list
  • Create and expand a determinations list for phthalates
  • Accept results from a wider group of testing labs
  • Define a low volume periodic testing rule
  • Publish a wide variety of product specific guidance

Congress and the CPSC must move forward with meaningful solutions that are funded and given priority.

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