Product Safety

QCA Launches Certification Program For Distributors And Decorators
July 30, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has expanded its services for distributors and apparel decorators by introducing a certification program. This builds upon the existing Advocacy Council, and allows distributors and decorators to further their commitment to brand safety and responsible sourcing...

FDA Pushes Back Against Prop 65 Cancer Warning for Coffee Labels
September 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Coffee labels have become a source of contention in California. Back in March, a judge agreed with nonprofit group the Council for Education and Research on Toxics that coffee contains high levels of a cancer-causing chemical compound called acrylamide. 

QCA Elects David Clifton as New Board of Directors President
January 23, 2018 at 9:02 pm

The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, announced that David Clifton has been appointed to serve as board president, succeeding Larry Whitney of Polyconcept. Whitney will remain on the board and continue to serve on the organization’s compliance committee...

QCA Hires Tim Brown, MAS, as Executive Director of Operations
September 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has hired Tim Brown, MAS, as executive director of operations. He replaced Jeffrey P. Jacobs, who retired in April. Brown is responsible for the overall direction and operational oversight of QCA, including three overarching goals...

PPAI Product Responsibility Summit Tackles Corporate Social Responsibility
October 6, 2015 at 6:10 pm

The world can be a dangerous place—but the promotional products industry remains determined to ensure it provides safe and responsible products. After attending the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit—the Promotional Products Association International’s (PPAI) single largest education event...

Alibaba to Work with CPSC to Prevent Exports of U.S. Recalled Products
January 20, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., a China-based e-commerce company that had more than 300 million active buyers last year, has pledged to work with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to prevent U.S. buyers from purchasing illegal and recalled consumer products on Alibaba platforms, the CPSC announced Tuesday.

Eyes Wide Open
March 1, 2013

The big wheel of business has turned a million times over since Johannes Gutenberg spearheaded the printing movement. Many recognized opportunity and seized it.