ICTI Statement on Lead in Toys
The International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) shares consumers' concerns about the recent recalls of toys made with lead paint. The industry has long recognized the seriousness of lead and has been instrumental in the prohibition of the use of lead paint on toys in most member countries.
Toys worldwide are subject to strong standards and regulations, making toys among the safest products in the home. Given innovation in the industry, with new toys and new technology being invented all the time, toy safety is an on-going, year-in, year-out priority. The recent recalls demonstrate the importance of our process of continuous improvement to the system of ensuring toy safety. Together with our members, as well as Chinese government authorities, we are working to re-examine and strengthen toy safety procedures.
Consumers can be reassured, even with the recent recalls, that toys are among the safest products in the world. Clearly, we can always improve; and we are working to make that happen.