Product Safety & Regulatory Compliance

Current legal issues affecting the consumer products industry.

California Proposition 65
What is it?
California Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The Proposition was intended to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from chemicals determined to be toxic. Prop 65 requires that companies give “clear and reasonable warning” to individuals before “knowingly and intentionally” exposing them to listed Prop 65 chemicals, unless the company can demonstrate that the exposure is so small that it causes “no significant risk” (with regards to cancer) and “no observable effect” with regards to reproductive toxins.

What does it mean for Think BIG clients?
ThinkBIG Promotions has always been committed to providing high-quality, safe products for our customers. We continually work with our vendors and our supply chain partners to implement a process to help insure that goods we purchase on behalf of our clients meet Prop 65 standards.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
What is it?
Congress signed into law the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) as Public Law 110-314. This act makes significant changes to consumer product safety laws and gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) significant new responsibilities for ensuring the safety of consumer products. The CPSIA established three new standards that have significant ramifications for our industry. The standards affect the amount of lead allowed in children’s products, phthalates and safety requirements for all children’s products. The CPSIA also made changes to a fourth existing standard, lead in paint and surface coatings. Also, some of the toy safety standards were already law.

What does it mean for Think BIG clients?
Essentially it just means we make sure that our vendors are in compliance for orders of product which are intended for distribution to children.

Product Safety Partners

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