$10 Million Lead Paint Fine and Other Industry News
Though the topic has been out of the news spotlight, we shouldn’t forget about the lead paint issue that effects the promotional products industry. While no one knows how wide-spread the problem is, it is nice to see companies are beginning to be held responsible for their actions.
Producer of Give-Away Lunchboxes Ordered to Pay $10 Million
L.A.-based lunchbox maker sold 100,000 lead-tainted lunchboxes to the state.
Oakland, CA -In San Francisco Superior Court yesterday, Judge Richard A. Kramer ordered L.A.-based T A Creations to pay $10,071,500 for the company’s violation of California law when it sold lead-tainted lunchboxes to the state for a Health Department give-away promotion.
Source: Center for Environmental Health, www.cehca.org
Carson Optical Launches New Web Site
Hauppauge, New York-based Carson Optical, a leading supplier of binoculars, magnifiers and optical accessories, launched a new Web site that features an easy-to-navigate format, dealer support, consumer information and a press area.
For distributors, Carson’s online support pages provide product information, downloadable catalogs and account forms. Additionally, distributors will have access to order-tracking services. Consumers using the new Web site have access to complete product information, PDF catalogs, user manuals, warranty information and where-to-buy information. In the press area, Carson posts current and archived corporate and product press releases. The media also has access to downloading hi-resolution product images for editorial use.
About Carson Optical:
Carson Optical is a leading supplier of consumer optics for people of all ages and interests. Carson’s branded products include a wide range of binoculars, magnifiers and related optical accessory products.
For more information on Carson Optical, visit www.carsonoptical.com or call (800) 967-8427.
Calibrated Adds New Capabilities
Texas-based Calibrated, a division of Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis Inc. announced it doubled their long run cut sheet capacity with the installation of an additional three wide sheeter–long run cut sheet press. This new addition is expected to enhance efficiency and provide Calibrated with aggressive turnaround times and competitive prices for their 11” and 14” repeat lengths on long-run cut sheets. Richard Miller, general manager of Calibrated said, “This new press allows us to continue to grow and meet our customers’ tight deadlines. We want to be the first company that comes to mind when a distributor has a large cut sheet order.”