Quality Certification Alliance Participation includes a number of benefits. Aside from being affiliated with an organization dedicated to product quality and safety, compliance and social responsibility, participants are part of an elite group of like-minded, forward-thinking companies committed to the same fundamental business principles.

One of the benefits of participation is that QCA accredited companies and applicants, as well as Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC) representatives, have access to a network of preferred partners with organizations that can uniquely benefit their compliance efforts, strengthen their compliance efforts, and/or from which they can purchase goods or services at a discounted rate. The list of preferred partners will be growing — check back to see if they can help.

And if you’re interested in becoming a preferred partner, contact our Executive Director, Tim Brown, by email.

 

ASIAInspection (AI)

Asia InspectionAsiaInspection (AI) is an accredited ISO 17025 and CPSC-approved third-party quality assurance service provider specializing in promotional products, and is the first to qualify as a QCA Preferred Partner. AI works closely with manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of custom and non-custom promotional merchandise to help ensure compliance with CPSIA, CA Prop 65, FDA, and other U.S. and international regulatory requirements.

AI is a privately held company, headquartered in Hong Kong, and has over 2,000 employees in 85 countries. Being an industry leading quality control and compliance service provider, AI partners with brands, retailers, and importers around the world to secure, manage, and optimize their global supply chain. AI performs Lab Testing and Product Inspections, carries out Supplier Audit Programs, and offers Quality Assurance Programs and other Consulting Services.

AI provides the QCA participants with customized compliance solutions that take into account the time and financial challenges of the promotional products industry. Contact AI directly for details on the offers available to accredited suppliers, applicants, and DAC representatives as part of a preferred program that includes discounted rates, as well as resources to help you design better testing programs to suit the unique requirements of a supplier’s individual product lines.

AI Preferred Partner Benefit Program for QCA Affiliated Companies

 

Distributor Central

Distributor Central understands the complexity of the promotional products industry; we appreciate being able to offer suppliers and distributors the most complete, accurate and full-featured centralized database. DistributorCentral’s full suite of online tools is designed to host eCommerce-enabled websites, order management tools and functionality for both invoicing and payments. DistributorCentral is the system of convenience where product information can be maintained in one location and used to update data across every system.

 

Product Safety Letter

Product Safety LetterProduct Safety Letter, founded in 1972, is an independent weekly newsletter for executives concerned with consumer product safety regulations, legislation and standards. The first focus of Product Safety Letter is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

It also covers the regulation of certain consumer products by other federal agencies, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others. It further covers the injury prevention activities of such federal agencies as the U.S. Fire Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Product Safety Letter also keeps readers abreast of consumer product injury prevention at both the state and the international levels, as well as such activities by standards organizations, testing labs, consumer groups, industry associations, research entities, and others.

Product Safety Letter also provides a daily summary of consumer product safety happenings through it’s Product Safety Daily.

Product Safety Daily is a fair-use news-links service. PSD does not produce and is not responsible for the content of the linked articles, except links to its affiliate, Product Safety Letter. Copyrights are held by the referenced publications. Some publications may require registration before viewing their articles.

 

Recall Results

Recall ResultsRecall Results is an outsourced product recall services firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Recall Results has experience and expertise extending across the recall landscape and has performed recall and safety programs for many leading corporations spanning multiple products, industries and regulatory agencies.

At Recall Results, we’ve built our expertise around consumer product recalls. When businesses are faced with a recall, we have the tools and talents to chart through the difficult waters.

Services include: Recall Notifications, Call Center and Website Support, Product Recovery, Destruction and Replacements, Refund Processing, Onsite Repairs and Reporting.

Visit: www.RecallResults.com or 888-263-6569.

 

ZOOMCatalog

ZoomCatalogZOOMcatalog is the leader in online searchable catalogs and the premier destination for suppliers, distributors and consumers to view and share digital catalog replicas over the Web. The system was developed by suppliers, veteran distributors and experts in computer systems. Additionally, ZOOMcatalog allows suppliers to easily upload and share digital replicas of their catalogs with the entire distributor and consumer community on www.zoomcatalog.com and across the Internet through their websites, blogs, and email. Distributors can search for products from QCA Accredited Suppliers or build Custom Catalogs with products from QCA Accredited Suppliers.