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U.S. and Canadian Steering Committee Appointed to Consider Development of Unified Toy Standards

February 17, 2015

U.S. and Canadian regulators, standards development organizations, and toy industry representatives met in January to explore the possibility of unifying the two countries’ toy safety standards and regulations.

Representatives of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Toy Industry Association (TIA), and the Canadian Toy Association (CTA) were present at the meeting.

The group’s agenda included the appointment of a steering committee that will consider the current similarities between ASTM F963, which was signed into U.S. federal law in 2008 under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, and Health Canada’s Toys Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. UL is actively participating on the steering committee.

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