UL to Debut the New Toy Certification Mark and UL SmartInsights at Toy Fairs Across the Globe.

COLOGNE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CRS–UL Consumer and Retail Services (CRS) is proud to announce the debuts of
the UL Toy Certification Mark and UL SmartInsights at numerous Toy Fairs
around the world.

The UL Toy Certification Mark is a revolutionary new offering provided
by UL CRS. The Toy Certification Mark brings heightened credibility to
the product’s safety and compliance, and provides added supply chain
risk management through detailed factory quality systems audits, product
inspections and testing at various points in the supply chain. This mark
will allow retailers, suppliers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to
differentiate their product and prove to their client base that they
make safety and quality a priority, and will empower the trust of a UL
mark to consumers. The initial Toy Certification Mark is based on the US
specification, ASTM F963-16 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for
Toy Safety, and is expected to expand to include other global toy safety

UL SmartInsights is a library of regulatory information, organized in a
user-friendly interface to help achieve global compliance. The system
helps users to keep track of constantly changing requirements, search
for regulations using custom metadata fields, compare key compliance
requirements across regulations, and more. UL SmartInsights will give
consumer product manufacturers confidence in their compliance program
and the information to easily expand to new regions.

Both offerings will be revealed at the following Toy Shows:

  • Hong Kong Toys and Game Fair (HKTDC) in Hong Kong on January 9-12, 2017
  • British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA) Toy Fair in London on January
    24-26, 2017
  • Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair in Nuremburg on February 1-6, 2017
  • Toy Industry Association, Inc. (TIA) Toy Fair in New York City on
    February 18-21, 2017

These events will mark the first public appearance of these two new
service offerings.

To learn more about the Toy Certification Mark, UL SmartInsights or UL’s
Toy Fair booths, please click

About UL

UL solves the safety, security and sustainability challenges of the 21st
century. We empower trust and enable the safe adoption of innovation. To
do this, UL tests, inspects, audits, certifies, validates, verifies
claims, advises and trains as well as provides software solutions.
Around the world, our employees share a common passion for our public
mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people.
Our public charity, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., conducts
independent research, community outreach, standards development and
safety education. To learn more about us, visit UL.com/crs.


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