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Double Deal

Double Deal

Learning is the act of acquiring new knowledge or modifying and reinforcing existing knowledge. It is progress over time as we build upon what we already know. And the good news is that learning produces changes that are relatively permanent. … Read More »

Product Safety: Don’t Wait

Product Safety: Don’t Wait

In this time of globalization, emerging markets and volatile stock markets, company boards of directors have grown weary of the pressure of external stakeholders. In the promotional industry, there is a definite shift in the way day-to-day business is conducted as a result of this pressure. Read More »

The Crucial Risk Review

The Crucial Risk Review

Promotional professionals often fixate on the technical and regulatory product safety topic “du jour,” or whatever is getting press coverage at the moment. In doing so, we may forget to take a critical look at other risks or hazards that might involve our products. This reactive approach can set companies up for product safety failures in areas unrelated to a product’s regulatory requirement. Read More »

The CPSC Takes A New, Hard Line

The CPSC Takes A New, Hard Line

How To Create A Strong Product Safety Compliance Program Read More »

A Wake-Up Call

A Wake-Up Call

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

First Steps To Building A Basic Compliance Program

First Steps To Building A Basic Compliance Program

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting and training symposium with the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO). ICPHSO is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing forums for the exchange of ideas and information on health and safety issues related to consumer products. Read More »

State Product Regulations: Simplified

State Product Regulations: Simplified

In a previous issue of PPB, we read how Michelle, a newbie product compliance manager for a golf promotional products distributer, handled the difficult challenges of defending her first California Prop 65 violation when an insulated lunch cooler bag was found to contain high levels of phthalates by a private enforcer (i.e., a “bounty hunter”). After that terrifying experience, Michelle spent many hours of her own time researching other state regulations to ensure that she wouldn’t be caught by any other “surprises” that can negatively affect her company, its customers and consumers who use the products sold by her company. Read More »

PPAI Webinar Series Continues With Product Safety Aware Required Sessions

PPAI is holding its third of three required webinars Wednesday in support of the Product Safety Aware program, introduced last month at The PPAI Expo 2014. The program’s first two webinars, Product Safety Basics and Prop 65 & State Regulations, … Read More »

Head Of The Class

Head Of The Class

Early adopters of product safety protocols are leading the way to a safer, more compliant industry. Here’s how three small- to medium-sized companies are helping to make it happen. Read More »

10 Ways To Get Up To Speed Quickly On Product Responsibility

10 Ways To Get Up To Speed Quickly On Product Responsibility

For most distributors, the topic of product responsibility (a.k.a. product safety) in the promotional products industry is hardly top of mind. While you are vaguely aware of the various laws and regulations, and you know it is important to keep up with the topic, right now you have more important priorities, no extra resources and most of your customers don’t seem to care. Read More »

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