“Compliance is no longer about testing. Companies must ‘exercise due care,’ across many of the CPSC’s mandates,” says Bill Jacoby, principal of Jacoby Solutions.
Malvern, PA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013
Jacoby Solutions has launched CPSIA Ready, a cloud-based software platform and services solution giving manufacturing and importing companies the ability to quickly and effectively comply with all aspects of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Developed by a veteran juvenile products distributor, this product-centric solution was designed with business operations and continually evolving compliance regulations in mind. CPSIA Ready helps customers embed compliance into operations so they can easily become and remain compliant across all of the CPSIA’s requirements.
The U.S. Government recently and dramatically changed its compliance requirements for product manufacturers and importers. Three recent Settlement Agreements issued by the CPSC require the companies to set up an expansive compliance system including: (1) proof of written compliance standards and policies, (2) retention of all compliance-related records for a minimum of five years; (3) assignment of a senior-level compliance manager/officer; (4) a confidential and operational process for employees to be able to report compliance related questions or issues to a compliance manager/officer; and (5) mandatory training on company compliance-related policies and procedures for all applicable employees and stakeholders.
“Compliance is no longer about testing. Companies must ‘exercise due care,’ across many of the CPSC’s mandates,” says Bill Jacoby, principal of Jacoby Solutions. “With CPSIA Ready and our on-line compliance training program, CPSIA U, companies can easily achieve compliance with reduced time, cost and resources. CPSIA Ready also tracks and stores product information, and provides easy due process for employees to achieve mandatory training on various elements of the compliance law,” Jacoby continues.
CPSIA Ready notifies companies of new compliance regulations and provides manufacturers and importers with a system that enables them to:
- Quickly create and send compliance certificates to retailers/distributors;
- Create and manage test plans by product and manufacturing facility;
- Manage and document material changes within products;
- Centralize storage of test reporting and compliance documentation;
- Provide access to a company compliance portal with an e-learning portal for mandatory training; and
- Reduce documentation storage costs in a tightly secured, cloud-based environment.
“The financial, operational and managed-risk benefits of working with CPSIA Ready are unprecedented in today’s manufacturing industry. We’ve combined our comprehensive experience with implementing on-going compliance requirements with the CPSIA, with our experience improving operational effectiveness of our clients’ businesses, to give CPSIA Ready clients a total compliance solution that also offers unparalleled customer support options. From our customized initial training programs, to our on-demand, technical consultants, we’ve made CPSIA Ready an extremely user-friendly and easy to implement and use solution,” explains Bill Jacoby.
Flexible pricing programs enable CPSIA Ready to create the exact solution to fit the needs of every organization, whether companies need a five-user license, a ten-user license, on-line training and documentation for employees, or need to create a company compliance plan. For more information, or to schedule a virtual walkthrough of the platform, please visit http://www.cpsiaready.com.
About Jacoby Solutions:
Jacoby Solutions is a professional consulting firm with a focus on providing a one-stop resource for assistance in making sure a company is “Operationally Ready” for CPSIA compliance. Specializing in the Juvenile, Toy and Consumer Goods space, Jacoby Solutions provides companies with the technology and knowledge necessary to adhere to the current and impending compliance mandates related to CPSIA.