Product Safety

One Promo Supplier's Product Partnerships Show Why It Pays to Give Back (and Why Corporate Social Responsibility Is Here to Stay)
May 14, 2019 at 10:14 am

On the first day of exhibits at PPAI Expo 2019, a crowd had gathered in front of the Compass Industries booth. The show floor had opened a few hours before, and the early rush had dispersed into a modest flow of traffic that would build slowly to peak capacity later in the day. Yet here was a throng of people gathered around a small tub full of water, elbowing their way in to get a look...

Signet Inc. Returns to QCA Advisory Council
May 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has expanded its Advocacy Council with the addition of Memphis, Tennessee-based Signet Inc. The Advocacy Council (previously known as the Distributor Advocacy Council) is comprised of industry advocates who are leading the way for brand safety through the responsible sourcing of promotional products. ADvocates recognize QCA as the standard by…

Supplier Issues Voluntary Power Bank Recall
April 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Spector & Co., West Chazy, N.Y., announced that it has issued a voluntary recall of its T119 Elf power bank chargers due to a fire hazard. The power banks were given away at various trade shows and other events between May 2016 and January 2019. According to the CPSC, Spector & Co. received two reports…

Promo Buyers’ Expectations: Can You Meet Their New Demands?
March 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

What do promo buyers want? Like really want? That’s the $64,000 question. Since there’s no magic potion to drink so we can hear what others are thinking (that’s only on the silver screen, thankfully), we not only have to listen to what customers are saying, but we also must interpret their often unvocalized expectations. Case…

QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council Expands With The Addition Of Ethical Swag
March 27, 2019 at 9:58 am

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has expanded its Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) with the addition of Sydney, Nova Scotia-based Ethical Swag Inc. The DAC is made up of industry advocates who are leading the way for brand safety through the responsible sourcing of promotional products. Distributor Advocates recognize QCA as the standard by which industry…

Beacon Promotions Receives SGIA Safety Recognition Award
March 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., has recognized Beacon Promotions and other member companies for their safety efforts throughout 2018. Companies receiving the award completed a number of self-inspection and verification processes that helped improve safety conditions in their workplaces, including attending safety webinars, creating safety committees, conducting bi-monthly safety checks and more.…

C-Slide Holdings Begins QCA Accreditation Process
February 26, 2019 at 10:31 am

More and more companies—from Fortune 1000 corporations to local organizations—are only interested in vendors who understand the importance of safety and compliance, and who insist on it as it relates to every component of the manufacturing and import process. Additionally, the public is demanding more accountability and greater positive impacts on society from the businesses…

Recalled Promotional Fitness Trackers Might Have Come Through Alibaba
September 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Provata Health Inc., a subsidiary of the StayWell Company, is recalling a promotional fitness tracker it distributed from August 2017 to July 2018. The firm received 13 reports of the tracker overheating during use and while charging, posing a fire/burn hazard. Three of the reports included burns to…

Compliance and Risks Announced as Official QCA Partner
September 14, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Compliance and Risks, an end-to-end regulatory solutions provider for companies in the technology, consumer and industrial goods, retail and life-sciences sectors, has been announced by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) as one of its official compliance solutions partners. Compliance and Risks is part of a recent round of new QCA partnerships intended to increase access…