Product Safety

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…

Florida Man Says His Apple AirPods Exploded Mid-Workout
February 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Shopping for good headphones can be tough, and often filled with audiophile jargon that the common music listener doesn't fully understand. Do you want active noise canceling? Does it hit the highs you want? Does the driver provide enough bass? Does it explode in your ears? That last one is especially important, and you'd think…

U.K. Microbead Ban Goes Into Effect
January 10, 2018 at 2:41 pm

As of yesterday, cosmetics and personal care items in the U.K. can no longer include plastic microbeads. This ban only covers manufacturing at the time, but sale of products that include microbeads will take effect in July, according to The Guardian. The reasoning behind this is to prevent the plastic microbeads from making their way…

Molson Coors Canada Recalls 215K Promotional NHL Beer Glasses
January 2, 2018 at 12:17 pm

With the National Hockey League having recently concluded its centennial celebration, players, owners and fans should consider themselves very pleased with the state of their beloved sport, which this season has already produced some amazing results—come on, who, even with their geographic location, could have bet that the expansion Vegas Golden Knights would hold the…