Beacon utilizes product testing to monitor product safety and inspect our third party vendors to ensure our products are safe and made in a socially responsible location. To our knowledge, there is not one product in our line that fails to meet the laws or standards listed below. Also, we not aware of any product in our line being made in a socially irresponsible environment.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Proposition 65.
This proposition is in place to protect the citizens of California from harmful chemicals in their drinking water. From among the over 700 chemicals listed as harmful by the state of California, lead has emerged as the chemical of primary concern by citizens and litigators. Beacon tests all its products to a standard of less than 100 PPM (parts per million). Beacon tests every shipment of product at the receiving point before it goes into inventory.
The Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act of 2008 created specific standards for items that are designed for, and intended for use by children 12 years of age and under. Mandatory compliance to this act went into effect in February 2011. Beacon’s products are not designed for distribution to children but for business-to-business use; purchased by and distributed to adults. Nevertheless, we have three products that may be used by children and we have identified them as our Promo Blocks, 3 in 1 Plastic Flatware (HW36PW), Wrap Around Safety Light (L223SL). These products have been tested by a CPSC approved 3rd Party laboratory and meet the appropriate CPSIA requirements for children’s items.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).
In August 2008, the US Congress passed the CPSIA which has multiple provisions that took effect in 2012. Beacon is compliant with the current provisions regarding acceptable levels (less than 100 PPM) of lead in the product and in paint and surface coatings. Our printing inks are compliant based on the manufacturer’s compliance statement.