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Kim Rompilla | Source: Crayola / the toy book Kim Rompilla, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Development and Enablement at Crayola, talks about the company’s solutions to supply shortages the toy bookannual Q&A on the state of the industry. The Toy Book: How has your company mitigated the effectsRead More →

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(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you in collaboration with the European Parliament. MEPs want to strengthen current rules and market surveillance to ensure that all toys sold on the EU market, including from third countries and online, are safe. Parliament points out that if the Toy Safety DirectiveRead More →