Welcome to VTech's press room. If you want to learn about product releases, company news, and our latest promotions, you've come to the right place! In our press room, you'll also find information about key partnerships we form to make our products better and more exciting for kids. (Press releases below are listed in order of the most recent first.)
At VTech, we're also proud of the awards our gaming systems and other products have won. If you want to know more about the recognition our smart play products have received, view a full list of press releases below.
Data Breach on VTech Learning Lodge
VTech Holdings Limited noted that an unauthorized party accessed VTech customer data housed on our Learning Lodge app store database on 14 November 2015. Learning Lodge allows our customers to download apps, learning games, e-books and other educational content to their VTech products. We are committed to protecting our customer information and their privacy, to ensure against any such incidents in the future. Our Privacy Statement can be found on our website here. The investigation continues as we look at additional ways to strengthen the security of all on-line services provided by VTech. We will provide further updates as appropriate in the future.
Vtech Earns More than 50 Industry Awards for Top Holiday Toys
CHICAGO, November 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Today VTech® announced its toys received more than 50 accolades this holiday season from esteemed toy and parenting industry experts, toy councils and retailers. The Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX, Kidizoom® Action Cam, Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Ultimate RC Speedway™ and Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train™ were the runaway hits, each garnering multiple awards. Additional toys that were honored with recognition include Flipsies™ Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, Go! Go! Smart Animals® Grow & Learn Farm™, Lil’ Critters Soothing Starlight Hippo™, Lil’ Critters Roll & Discover Ball™, Write & Learn Creative Center™ and Baby Amaze® Learn to Talk & Read Baby Doll™.
VTech Toys Selected as Finalists for Prestigious Toy of the Year Awards
CHICAGO, November 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Today VTech® announced two products are finalists for 2016 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards from the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The Kidizoom® Action Cam is a finalist in the e-connected category and Flipsies™ Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is a finalist in the innovative category. VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Animals® Zoo Explorers Playset was named the top 2015 Infant/Toddler Toy of the Year. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony held on February 12, 2016.
Vtech Study Shows Parents Encourage Children to Dream Big
CHICAGO, November 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ A new study conducted by VTech® offers insight into parents’ feelings about their child’s1 dreams and aspirations. The study results were overwhelmingly positive, with 96 percent of parents saying they encourage their children to explore their interests and dreams. And, 88 percent of parents said they will support their child’s dream regardless of how fantastical it may seem.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Today VTech® announced three products received honors from the Parents’ Choice Foundation in its Fall 2015 Toy Awards program. The Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX earned a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award while the Sit-to-Stand Ultimate Alphabet Train™ and Write & Learn Creative Center™ received Parents’ Choice Approved Awards. Six VTech products have received accolades from the Parents’ Choice Foundation this year.