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UL warns of regulations and compliance for smart and connected toys

The smart and connected toys market is expected to reach $69,932m by 2026, according to Transparency Market Research

Expert testing house, UL, has set out three common regulatory and compliance requirements for manufacturers of smart and connected toys.

Its report also shows the sector recorded a compound annual growth rate of more than 36% from 2018-2026, but with advanced toy technologies comes a set of risks, safety challenges, performance issue and regulatory requirements which might be unfamiliar to some toy manufacturers. Toys that incorporate wireless, AI and computing components may introduce unknown risks to users and manufacturers alike while offering exciting new potential for learning, entertainment and fun.