Providing safe and compliant promotional products is an essential part of our commitment to responsible practices.
PWS products are in compliance with the following US consumer safety acts:
California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65)
California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – better known as Prop 65 – is a law requiring entities doing business in the State of California to notify consumers of potential exposure, through the use of a product, to any of the 900 plus substances listed as agents known to cause cancer, reproductive harm or birth defects. This requires a label for all products distributed in California that may contain scheduled substances on the Prop 65 list. PWS conducts a risk assessment on all products based on best practices. During the risk assessment phase, the bill of materials is scrutinized for specific substances; the item functions are considered. If there is a doubt, we test. If there is still a doubt, we label – for your protection, your customers and our own.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
The purpose of this Act is to lower the amount of lead that can be in Children’s Products (Children's Products are defined as products that are intended for children 12 years of age or younger and/or products with photos of children or children related text on any types of packaging. i.e.: Hang tags). This legislation limits Lead in Surface Coating to less than 90 ppm and the amount of Lead in Substrate to less than 100ppm on all Children's Products.
Consumer Product Safety Act, Title 16 CFR Part 1303 regarding Lead
The Consumer Product Safety Commission declares that paint and similar surface-coating materials for consumer use that contain lead or lead compounds and in which the lead content (calculated as lead metal) is in excess of 0.06 percent of the weight of the total nonvolatile content of the paint or the weight of the dried paint film (which paint and similar surface-coating materials are referred to hereafter as “lead-containing paint”) are banned hazardous products.
Product safety documentation is available upon request.
PWS believes that responsible practices organically create genuine value. This belief fuels our commitment to conduct business in a conscientious manner, respecting socially embraced standards in terms of ethics, human rights, workplace practices and environmental issues. Our stance on these topics is unwavering, therefore we expect our vendor’s values and practices to align with ours.
“Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms.”
PWS understands that we are all in this together; one earth family making sustainable choices. Offering environmentally friendly alternatives is important to our company. Our line of EnviroSacks is one way in which we strive to demonstrate our commitment to doing our part in helping improve the health of our planet.
In addition, our current strategy is to introduce products designed to sustain repeated uses and which are made from recycled materials or renewable materials. Our goal is to provide our customers with products that will provide repeated exposure for their promotional message while also minimizing waste.