With heightened legal and regulatory awareness, there is currently an intense focus on children's products. In the first quarter of 2012 alone, nearly 647,000 products were seized by Customs officials, according to the Toy Industry Association Incorporation.
And while distributors, suppliers and clients certainly want their products to be safe, many are left wondering how the promotional products industry can remain competitive when increasing safety concerns demand more testing, product reviews, design consultations and liability coverage costs.
Dinsmore’s Jim Comodeca recently sat down with Counselor Magazine to discuss the current legal environment surrounding toys. Read the full story below to learn if distributors are absolved of product liability if they’re not the manufacturer, issues surrounding meeting rules just to get products into the country and more.