Product Safety

Hirsch Gift Inc. Details Voluntary Charging Pad Recall
July 30, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Hirsch Gift Inc., Houston, last week announced a recall of its CloudCharge Qi Wireless Charging Pads because the item could overheat while in use, creating a potential burn hazard. Customers were urged to immediately stop using the chargers and contact Hirsch Gift Inc. for a free replacement. The recall involved about 21,000 items. Today, Hirsch…

QCA Authorizes UL as Accreditation Program Audit Provider
July 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm

The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, announced the qualification of UL as an authorized audit provider for their Accreditation Program. With this achievement, UL joins Bureau Veritas to become only the second authorized audit provider. Also, to better serve QCA’s clients, both providers will now offer accredited suppliers the opportunity to schedule and complete future…

Let’s See How That Boring Company Flamethrowers Promotion Is Going
June 12, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Though he might start to feel some heat for being behind schedule, Elon Musk can still say, to some degree, that he is a man of his word. On Saturday, the Boring Company CEO partially made good on his vow to supply end-users with flamethrowers, as consumers blazed a trail to his brainchild’s Los Angeles-based…

QCA Honors D. Fenton For 10 Years as Head of Compliance
June 8, 2018 at 1:24 pm

As the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) embarks on its 10-year anniversary on July 10, 2018, the organization and its Board of Directors recognized Denise "D." Fenton, executive director of compliance, for her role in establishing and maintaining QCA’s Accreditation program. For more than 20 years, Fenton has worked in international manufacture-for-export. At QCA, she administers…

Wireless Smartphone Chargers Recalled by Promo Supplier, CPSC
May 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Bluefin International, Cumming, Ga., which does promotional products business as Logo Included, is recalling a model of wireless smartphone chargers after receiving reports of them overheating, posing a burn hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves wireless smartphone chargers with the model number AC16B printed on the bottom. They are circular…

Hirsch Gift Hires Jessica Cameron as Compliance Manager
May 24, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Hirsch Gift Inc., Houston, today announced the addition of Jessica Cameron as compliance manager. “Hiring Jessica was a no-brainer with her experience in both the distributor and supplier sides of the industry," said Peter Hirsch, president of Hirsch Gift Inc. "In her new role, Jessica will evaluate and document…

WWE Files Lawsuit Against 200 Fake Merchandise Sellers
April 6, 2018 at 1:33 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) secured an injunction against a combination of 200 individuals and corporations so as to keep them from peddling knockoff products ahead of this year's Wrestlemania event...

UC San Diego Professor Develops Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Method
March 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Lithium-Ion batteries have been a focal point of the promotional products industry for years now. Their inclusion in a multitude of electronic devices has made them ubiquitous, but their volatility has made them somewhat controversial. Think of items like hoverboards and wireless headphones—both items that existed in the promotional products space and have also been…

Spector & Co. Becomes First to Achieve QCA Accreditation in 2018
February 19, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has awarded QCA Accreditation to Spector &Co. Spector & Co. becomes the first supplier in 2018 to achieve the esteemed accreditation for having met the rigorous qualifications necessary to receive the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship. Employing approx. 400 office…