Bodek and Rhodes Reaffirms Social Responsibility with CPSIA Compliance
Philadelphia-based Bodek and Rhodes, a leading wholesaler of imprintable activewear, recently reconfirmed its commitment to social responsibility by offering proof of early compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). These letters of compliance are available on the company's Web site.
While the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has granted a one-year stay on testing and certification until 2010, Bodek and Rhodes has announced their dedication to social responsibility by requiring safety and fair labor statements from all of its suppliers.
In August of 2008, the CPSC created the CPSIA. Primarily concerned with the safety of children's products in regards to hazardous substances and flammability, the CPSIA enhances and clarifies product safety laws in the U.S. This law also governs some wearable items and requires imported products to prove adherence to CPSC safety regulations with a General Conformity Certificate.
To help protect end-users’ safety and to protect customers’ businesses from lawsuits resulting from nonconformance with this act, Bodek and Rhodes provides confirmation that all applicable products are manufactured within CPSIA requirements.
Bodek and Rhodes is a member of both the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Exchange and was a pioneer in offering more than 30 eco-friendly styles and accessories, including organic-cotton tees and polos, bamboo caps and recycled tote bags.
About Bodek and Rhodes
Bodek and Rhodes is headquartered in Philadelphia, with distribution centers in Philadelphia; Niles, Mich.; Fresno, Calif.; Orlando, Fla. and Norton, Ma.
For more information on Bodek and Rhodes, visit www.bodekandrhodes.com.