Are Your Toys Safe?

By European Commission, PRNE
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BRUSSELS, December 15, 2011 -

Christmas is a very busy time of year for Santa Claus! He has to get the sleigh ready, feed his reindeers, check his list to be sure he hasn’t forgotten any good girls and boys… and make sure that the toys the elves have purchased are not only fun, but also safe!

This is the goal of the European Toy Safety Campaign that the European Commission has launched this month; it intends to show how to get the safest toys, and how to use them safely!

The campaign includes a video clip with toy safety tips, and introduces the ‘CE marking’ little robot who tests the toys in a vast toy shop to make sure they are safe for children to use, after the guard has done his last night round. Cards with toy safety tips reinforce this message in hundreds of toy stores all over the EU.

This video clip was disseminated with a large success on Internet and it is now available for TV broadcasts as a public service message.

Please find the 45-seconds video clip on various formats (H264 HD and H264 SD), the MP3 sound file and the B-roll, by clicking on the following links:

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For more information on the video: Fiona Chevalier, fch at, +32-2-400-40-39

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