Collierville, TN (PRWEB) March 4, 2010
In a global economy, children's products are manufactured domestically, but also enter the U.S. from all over the world. Parents and care providers who are concerned about potentially dangerous substances in their children’s products now have some additional assurances.
As the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is promulgated, certain products for children will require some combination of testing for lead, six restricted phthalates and soluble heavy metals by an accredited third party laboratory.
Applied Labels LLC, a small business that specializes in bottle labeling solutions, sent samples of bottle tape and labels in for testing. The company recently announced that the test results meet or exceed requirements set forth by the federal government for all tests.
“As a conscientious parent and small business owner, I want to take every necessary step to ensure our products are safe,” said Heather Clements, owner of Applied Labels LLC and chemical engineer. “We know that supplying products for child care carries an additional responsibility. We are pleased to have third-party results that confirm our established material safety review process.”
The company’s established policy is to screen materials used in their products by requiring suppliers to provide any available Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), technical data sheets and materials declaration forms. The company also voluntary screens for Bisphenol-A (BPA).
Bottle labeling at child care centers is also required and regulated. Proper labeling is essential to the health and safety of infants. Labeling reduces the possibility of a mix-up that may lead to the transmission of germs, diseases and health-threatening allergens. The problem is that meeting the labeling requirements is very challenging for both care providers and busy parents, as most readily available methods are unable to withstand repeated dishwashing or handling.
Applied Labels LLC uses a unique labeling system to solve this problem and help reduce the possibility of a mix-up. Applied Labels™, the company’s flagship labeling product, are ultra-durable, dishwasher-safe name labels. They are often used in conjunction with dishwasher-safe Baby Tapes™. These tapes are available in sixteen colors and are used to visually differentiate bottles by color to help prevent mix-ups. The company also offers child care centers on-demand, in-house printers.
CPSIA was passed in 2008 and serves as an update to the Consumer Product Safety Act. CPSIA instated new testing and documentation requirements for consumer products in order to better ensure the safety of American consumers.
For more information on Applied Labels LLC as it relates to CPSIA, contact Heather Clements at: (800) 530-0365 ext. 1 or email: heather at appliedlabels dot com.
For media inquiries, contact Elise Dillingham at: (800) 530-0365 ext. 2 or e-mail: elise at appliedlabels dot com.
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