The Product Safety Awareness Program is facilitated by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and allows us to train and educate our company's ambassadors to bring our clients the latest in product safety information. This program not only keeps our team and clients in-the-know about product safety, it also keeps our client's promotional products recipients safe and confident in the products they are being given.
Product responsibility is just smart business. Increasingly, your promotional product recipients want and need assurances that products comply with environmental, social and product safety regulations and standards. When regulations exist, compliance is required by law. That is why we work hard at KelseyPromo & Bankers Advertising to educate ourselves and our clients on the most pertinent and important Product Safety Information.
Why should you buy products that comply with these federal safety laws?
To protect the safety of your product recipients.
To protect your company, your brand and your customers.
It is the law. Failure to follow these laws puts you and your customers at risk.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - CPSIA
Passed in 2008, a public law that made significant changes to product safety laws and gave the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) significant new responsibilities for ensuring the safety of consumer products.
If products are considered children's products, or will be given to children, the following regulations could apply:
Lead in paint limit
Lead in substrate
Testing for small parts
It's not just children's products - products must be compliant with other Federal and state regulations:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): The FDA regulates the release of new foods and health-related products into the market. If you include mugs, cups or other drinkware and tableware in your campaign, FDA regulations may apply to the product.
Prop 65: This California law seeks to protect citizens from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. If the products you intend to distribute contain a chemical on the Prop 65 list, a warning statement is required to alert consumers of its presence. This is required for all products distributed in California—even if the rest of the supply chain is outside of the state.
Various State Regulations: States including Maryland, California, Illinois and Connecticut all have different regulations for the presence of certain chemicals in consumer products. Review the distribution of products with your clients to make sure they meet these state standards.
Bankers commercial printing division, Tru Art Color Graphics, is a Forest Stewardship Council®-certified printer. We work with paper stock from responsibly harvested sources, and we emphasize the use of domestically produced paper, vegetable-based inks, and finishing materials from American sources.
Bankers is proud to be a member of the Fair Labor Association, an organization established in 1999 to promote adherence to international labor standards wherever products are made.