Would You Risk a $10,000 Order to Raise Product Safety Questions?
So just because a test is voluntary doesn't mean you shouldn't think about it. Some may want executive toys to comply with ASTM F963, the toy safety standard, even if they're not children's toys. Or they may want the imprint or transfer to comply with the CPSIA phthalate standard. My suggestion for a best practice is to list on your quote each voluntary test your client may want to consider and provide a place for the client to check off yes or no for each test. If the client checks off "no" for every voluntary test, then there could be no embarrassing phone call later. You would be covered.
Product safety and regulatory compliance has transformed the competitive landscape in the promotional products industry. While the rules can seem daunting at first, they provide an outstanding opportunity for promotional products professionals to distinguish themselves as trusted advisors. Dealing with product regulation and testing in a quote document is one such golden opportunity for those who choose to embrace it.