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David Callet To Speak On The Costs Of Compliance At PPAI’s Product Safety Summit

David P. Callet, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig, LLP made a strong impression on attendees at the 2012 PPAI Product Safety Summit with his presentation on California’s Prop 65. He returns to this year’s Summit, held next month in Chicago, Illinois, with a session on the risks and realities of product safety requirements and what they mean for industry companies.
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Safe Products Sell

Safe Products Sell

Let’s talk about chemicals in your company’s products. Like all consumer products, promotional products are subject to two different but interwoven forces. On the one hand, both federal and state laws and regulations limit the quantities of certain chemicals and heavy metals permitted in your products. On the other hand, your company faces an increasingly significant phenomenon that can be called “retail regulation,” meaning that retailers react to what people think, whether this thinking is accurate or not. Read More »

Product Safety Compliance

Product Safety Compliance

In his “State of Product Safety” speech at the 2015 ICPHSO Annual Meeting, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye stated that the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) increase in permissible civil penalties for violations of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) demonstrates Congress’ intent to punish, deter and make sure that civil penalties are not just the “cost of doing business.” He further noted, “I don’t think … that we are seeing civil penalties that are reflective of what Congress expected and demanded of us in the CPSIA.” Read More »

PPB Newslink March 24: Study Findings Hold Promise For Distributors Willing To Evolve

In its fourth-quarter 2015 Digital Marketing Services Benchmark, market research and consulting firm Technology Business Research, Inc. (TBR) highlighted how service providers with portfolios spanning the customer life cycle are best positioned to capture marketers’ entire spend. Read More »

The CPSC Takes A New, Hard Line

The CPSC Takes A New, Hard Line

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A Wake-Up Call

A Wake-Up Call

Without a product safety compliance program, your company is at risk. Read More »

The Best Way To Spend A Summer

Whoever identified the months between May and September as the lazy days of summer had too much time on their hands, as this certainly has not been the case for any of us at PPAI. Read More »

PPB Newslink July 23: Small Business Survey Identifies Heathcare Law As Top Concern

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s second quarter small-business survey found that healthcare reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has emerged as the top concern for small businesses. Read More »

NALC, PSS Showcase Extensive Lineup Of Speakers

Later this month, industry professionals from across the continent are traveling to Chicago, Illinois, for the PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) and the PPAI Product Safety Summit (PSS). The two events, held on August 11-13 and August 14-15, respectively, bring business leaders together to confront and examine issues facing the promotional products industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 11: Industry Responds To Scrutiny Of IRS Promotional Products Spending

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released its report on a 2010 IRS conference, citing instances of IRS conference planners not following established procurement policies. Included in this report were detailed accounts of IRS purchases of promotional products. Read More »

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