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Would You Risk A $10,000 Order To Raise Product Safety Questions?

Would You Risk A $10,000 Order To Raise Product Safety Questions?

You get a call one morning from a marketing manager referred to you by one of your customers. She desperately needs 7,500 tote bags for an event the following week and wants to know if you can deliver. You do some quick math and realize you could be talking about an order approaching $10,000. Now, what questions are you going to ask? Read More »

Quality Control Inspections

Quality Control Inspections

This column in the July issue of PPB introduced Michelle, a newbie compliance manager at Golfster Promo, a leading golf products supplier. She was struggling with the challenges of getting compliance testing done on one of her products. This month, we catch up with Michelle as she is about to authorize a shipment of 20,000 golf towels made at a Chinese factory. Read More »

Label It Right

Label It Right

In the four years since the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was signed into law, the promotional products industry has struggled mightily to figure out how to apply it to what we do every day. Nothing has come easily. Perhaps because most promotional products don’t start out as children’s products and perhaps because the “toys” we sell are mostly for adults, there always seems to be a “yes, but” when we try to understand CPSIA in the context of the world we live in. Read More »

Lab Report

Lab Report

Michelle was having an anxiety attack. It was only her second day at Golfster Promo [names have been changed to protect the uninformed], a leading supplier of golf-related promotional products. Like many suppliers and distributors in our industry since the implementation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, Golfster’s clients were increasingly asking for test reports for its products, and like most companies, Golfster didn’t have many test reports on file. Read More »

International Ink Manufacturer Marabu Recognizes Importance Of Testing Inks For CPSIA Compliance

PPAI is working with industry partners to identify major ink manufacturers and encourage them to begin annual testing regimens. Marabu, an international ink manufacturer, has recently completed a great deal of testing on a number of its products used by PPAI members. Read More »

PPAI’s Lardner-Stone Joins The NWPMA Spring Showcase

On May 15-16, the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) held its 2012 Spring Showcase in Portland, Oregon, and PPAI Director of Public Affairs Anne Lardner-Stone participating in the event’s Product Safety Panel Discussion. Read More »

How To Find And Evaluate A Testing Lab

How To Find And Evaluate A Testing Lab

For years, promotional products have demonstrated their effectiveness and value. However, today’s business environment increasingly looks beyond the product itself to evaluate its safety and social and environmental footprint. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinar Series Looks At Product Safety Reporting Requirements

On Wednesday, May 30, PPAI’s webinar series will look at the best practices in product safety reporting requirements and document storage for promotional products companies. Read More »

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