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Helm Join's QCA's Distributor Advocacy Council

April 17, 2014

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional products industry's only independent, non-governmental accreditation organization, announced that Helm has joined the Distributor Advocacy Council....

Scores Fall Sick at Cambodian Garment Factories

April 3, 2014

Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia, including two that produce clothing for sportswear groups Puma SE and Adidas,...

Senate Bill Would Expand Current Phthalates Prohibitions - Re: Chemicals in Manufacturing

March 27, 2014

Earlier this year, we wrote about Senator Kirstin Gillibrand's (D-NY) announcement that she planned to introduce legislation expanding the scope of Section 108 of...

Safety and Compliance: Run Toward the Problem, Not Away

Jeff Jacobs March 21, 2014

When the discussion turns to delivering safe and compliant promotional products, and specifically how difficult it is to do, I usually go with this...

Promo Marketing and Quality Certification Alliance Form Media Partnership

March 18, 2014

Promo Marketing Media Group and Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) today announced a new partnership focused on increasing awareness about product safety and social compliance...

Feds Aim to Halt U.S. Importers of Dangerous Children's Products

February 27, 2014

Four California-based companies allegedly have been importing and selling hazardous toys. After multiple notices from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) allegedly were ignored, the...

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) Architect Waxman to Retire from Congress

January 31, 2014

In some breaking news from Capitol Hill, 20-term Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has decided not to seek re-election in 2014. As the former Chairman...

PPAI Launches 'Product Safety Aware' Education Program

January 13, 2014

Today at the PPAI Expo, PPAI announced a new product safety program aimed at increasing education for suppliers and distributors. The program will require member companies...

Toy Recalls Down, but Hazards Remain

December 20, 2013

Toy recalls for excessive lead and other hazards are down this year, but consumer advocates warn that potential dangers to children remain on store...

Senator Calls on Fed to Ban Phthalates in All Children's Products

December 13, 2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is calling for new federal reforms that would completely ban several chemicals now allowed in toys and other common items...