The pandemic of COVID-19 has influenced all industries and the impact is through disruption in the supply chain and decreased workforce. However, the toys sector showed an increase because the educational sector was closed. The sale of outdoor activity toys like the building of construction craft toys, board games as well as puzzles was bought by adults for play and education. The toy and childcare items require quality assurance and inspection before sales. There is a growth in the TIC market for childcare. Both domestic and foreign were inspected for standardization of the product before sale. This is done to ensure that children are not at risk. Testing is done keeping in mind mechanical and physical properties, such as mechanical and physical properties flammability, dangerous chemicals, and electrical prospects.
The region of Asia Pacific is predicted to be the rapid growing segment because of increasing brand invasion. The distribution of the network is wide by the growth of the child and toys needed by them. Manufacturers, retailers, and importers in countries like China and Asia are scientifically carried out healthy supply chain management with management of punctuate and intact delivery of ready toys. TIC has brought about growth in the sector. Inspection can be carried out before, during and after the manufacturing process. Inspection extends the maximum visibility and changes brought about before sale. Consumers are unable to visit production units in factories in person. A guarantee is a way out.
The TIC catering to childcare products and toys is anticipated to see a CAGR of 4% for the period 2021-2027. It is forecasted that in manufacturing of good quality, secure, and dependable products and components in childcare and toys of globalization standard of this industry. There is no standardization of products and goods in this field create a good reputation and positive image. Some of the factors influencing the character of the product are-
- Rapid urbanization
- Safety regularization which is mandatory
- Elevation in networking as well as communication technology
- Addition of digitalization
- Keeping the cost control
- Minimum engagement of employees
- Other factors that influence the sector
The toy safety procedure is a long document that is inclusive of provisions for varying types and classes of toys. There is nothing like a one-size-fits-all approach in the toys industry. Different sections of the toy standard apply to varying toys. Thus, the standard sections may not apply to a specific product but there are chances that many sections that do apply. Even consumers are aware that different toys are varying properties, materials, and functional parts. That is why every toy should be reviewed individually to decide which part requires a standard in the application.
Certain parts of toy safety standards are overlooked from third party testing still toys must be certified. It should be labelled compliance. Toys meant for children 12 years of age or younger must be third party tested and should be shown to the buyer. The law describes children’s products as those consumer items designed or meant mostly for children 12 years or younger. The toys come with warning labels, manuals, markings for authenticity.