This page is a consolidated accumulation of various responsible sourcing information. It was designed to assist our site visitors in addressing the issues relating to brand safety through the responsible sourcing of promotional products.

 

Responsible Sourcing Service Providers

ADK Information Services, LLC

Resource for assisting businesses with risk management as it relates to product safety and quality.

 

ConsumerSafety.org

Collects, researches and disperses a variety of product safety and recall data.

 

Global Portal on Product Recalls

The “GlobalRecalls” portal consolidates recall information from around the globe into one single platform.

 

Safer States Network

A network of environmental health advocates providing toxic chemical updates and status of pending legislation.

 


 

Associations And Advocacy Organizations

American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

Non-profit accreditation body in the U.S. that offers laboratory and laboratory-related accreditation services and training.

 

Consumer Federation of America

An association of non-profit consumer organizations focused on advancing consumer interest through, “research, advocacy, and education.”

 

Consumer Safety.org

A website that makes information about recalls and safety-related news accessible to the masses in a simplified manner.

 

Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC)

A forum for coordination and information exchange among the state agencies that are implementing electronics recycling laws.

 

International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO)

An international forum for product safety stakeholders to learn, network and share information.

 

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)

A non-profit association representing manufacturers of prenatal to preschool products.

 

Kids in Danger

A non-profit organization focused on protecting children and advocating for improved product safety management.

 

North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA)

A non-profit organization committed to pollution prevention, product stewardship, and the safe and efficient handling of hazardous materials.

 

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC)
A non-profit organization that conducts research, projects, training, and outreach related to source reduction, recycling, composting, environ­mentally preferable purchasing, and decreasing the toxicity of the solid waste stream.

 

Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)

A national, membership-based nonprofit focused on reducing the health, safety, and environmental impacts of consumer products across their lifecycle.

 

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

The non-profit trade association representing the promotional products industry.

 

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

A trade association of retail companies offering education, forums, and idea sharing for America’s retailers.

 

Safe Kids Worldwide

A nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping kids and families safe from preventable harm.

 

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC)

A non-profit organization that supports and recognizes purchasing leadership in corporate sustainability.

 

The Toy Association

A non-profit trade association, “representing all businesses that design, produce, license, and deliver toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages.”

 


 

Standards Development Organizations

American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM International)

Define and set global standards for manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services, consumer and commercial products.

 

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Oversees the creation, implementation, and use of guidelines and accepted norms in almost every business sector.

 

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The global trade association for airlines responsible for helping develop and maintain industry policies.

 

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
UN agency that manages the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Works with member states and industry groups to develop international civil aviation standards and recommended practices (SARPs).

 

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
UN agency with “global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping.

 

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

An independent, non-governmental international organization of standards bodies that develop voluntary international standards.

 

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Forum to facilitate the development of technical standards, advocacy of industry policies on legislative and regulatory matters, and collection, analysis, and dissemination of industry data.

 

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)

Independent facilities that are recognized and accredited by OSHA to test products against consensus product safety standards developed by standards-writing bodies. Current List of NRTLs 

 

UL
Global independent safety solutions and standardization organization providing certification, validation, product testing, inspections, audits, and consultation.

 


 

Federal Government Agencies

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The federal agency charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.

 

SaferProducts.gov

A database of consumer product safety information.

 

Recalls.gov

Federal service to alert the public of unsafe, hazardous or defective products.

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The federal agency charged with protecting human health and the environment.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The federal agency responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products.

 

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)
Independent federal agency charged with investigating chemical accidents to protect workers, the public, and the environment.

 

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)
A currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Federal Register
The Office of the Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations, documents the actions of Federal agencies, and provides a forum for public participation in the democratic process.

USA.gov 
Find government services and information by topic.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
One of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

 

Department of Commerce (DOC)

The Department of Commerce is charged with creating conditions for job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

 

Department of Transportation (DOT)

The federal agency responsible for keeping the traveling public safe and secure, increasing their mobility and having the U.S. transportation system contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

 


 

U.S. States Regulations

California

Proposition 65
Safer Consumer Products (SCP)
Safer Consumer Products Priority Products Work Plan 2015-2017
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Metal-Containing Jewelry Law

Illinois

Lead Poisoning Prevention Act

Maine

Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products

Massachusetts

Toxics or Hazardous Substances List
Stuffed Toy Regulations
Stuffed Toy Registration Form

Minnesota

Legislative Bans of Bisphenol A (BPA)

Ohio

Stuffed Toy and Bedding Regulations
Stuffed Toy Application

New York

Consumer Alerts and Recalls
Division of Consumer Protection
Drawstring Regulations

Pennsylvania

Stuffed Toy Registration Law
Stuffed Toy Registration Application

Washington

Bisphenol A – Restrictions On Sale
Children’s Safe Products Act
Green Chemistry
Toxics in products laws

Wisconsin

Bisphenol A (BPA) – 2009 Senate BILL 271

PAI State Regulations Summary

Quick Reference Guide

 


 

International

United Nations (UN)
International organization formed to increase political and economic cooperation among member countries through economic and social development program aimed at improving human rights and reducing global conflicts.
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
An international program intended to bring consensus for classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals by ensuring the safe manufacturing, handling, use, disposal and transport of hazardous materials.

Canada

 

Health Canada

“Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks.”

 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

“CCOHS is Canada’s national resource for the advancement of workplace health and safety.”

Health Risks and Safety

 

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

“The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency delivers high-quality environmental assessments and serves as the centre of expertise on this subject matter within the Government of Canada.”