Product Safety

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Earns Silver Supplier Status from Facilis
December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has earned silver supplier status from St. Louis-based distributor Facilis Group for 2016 in the U.S. and Canada. “Facilis has yet again recognized us as one of the most trusted suppliers in the food gift industry," said David Miller, president of Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant. "We will continue to provide…

Malaysian Textile Firms to Benefit from TPP
December 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The yarn-forward rule of origin under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which requires TPP countries to use yarn produced from a TPP country in textiles to qualify for duty-free access, is expected to increase the export competitiveness of Malaysia's textile industry. Higher demand for yarn produced in TPP countries also is expected to spur textile…

Apparel Company CEOs Call for Strong Climate Deal
December 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Citing droughts, temperature shifts and other impacts that will make apparel production “more difficult and costly,” the CEOs of seven top global apparel companies have issued a statement calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate-change agreement at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris that will stop the growth…

Feds Bust Counterfeits at California Flea Market
December 4, 2015 at 4:32 pm

There is a major warning for shoppers after federal agents have made a bust of high-end counterfeit items in California's South Bay Area. Earlier this month at the De Anza College Flea Market, they seized more than $500,000 in fake merchandise. Purses, jewelry, sports jerseys, hats and shoes are just a sampling of the more…

CPSC Recalls Promotional Beverage Frother
December 3, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of branded frothers due to ingestion and choking hazards. King Soopers supermarket in Colrado gave out the CocoaVia Brand Frother from Mars Symbioscience, Germantown, Md., as a promotional item in September 2015. The…

370 Workers Faint at Cambodian Garment, Toy Factories
November 25, 2015 at 4:47 pm

About 370 workers fainted at Cambodian factories in a two-day span last week, possibly because of pesticide spraying on nearby rice fields, officials said Friday. The workers were employed at seven different factories inside the 7NG Special Economic Zone, 16 miles north of the capital, Phnom Penh, said Chiev Bunrith, spokesman of the government's National…

Expired Fanta Can Found in Coca-Cola Diwali Utsav Gift Bag
November 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

This Diwali, Coca-Cola spread happiness with its Diwali special Utsav gift bag. But, it turns out it is not really spreading smiles with this sweet gesture. On the eve of Diwali, a Hindu celebration of light, the festive Diwali Utsav gift contained some of the Coca-Cola products. One of them was a can of Fanta.…

Georgetown Student-athletes Protest Nike
November 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

A group of Georgetown University student-athletes have voiced their opinions on sweatshop conditions by covering the Nike logos on their sneakers with tape. Georgetown has a partnership with Nike, which means that athletes usually are seen wearing Nike or Jordan branded…

Penn Emblem Company Receives WRAP Certification
November 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Penn Emblem Company, Philadelphia, is applying its mantra of “Do the right thing. Do things right,” by furthering its product safety certification. Penn Emblem Company’s Mexico location received certification from Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP). In order to meet WRAP guidelines, companies must “promote safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing.” For more information on Penn…

Can't Wait for Tomorrow
November 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Paul Bellantone and I walked to dinner after the first day of PPAI’s 2015 Product Responsibility Summit and talked about the same thing