The Consumer Product Safety Commission “CPSC” is currently studying whether or not certain phthalates are hazardous to children. This study is affecting virtually all industries producing children's products. Phthalates are in many household items, including vinyl flooring, cosmetics, cleaning products, and cabling to name a few. Phthalates are also one of the chemicals originally used to make some screen printing inks flexible. From what we have researched, there are roughly 55 different types of phthalates, but only a few of which are under inspection. The CPSC is putting together legislation for testing, tracking, and the use of these "possibly hazardous" phthalates in children's products. For information on Phthalates, you can visit these two websites:
Good news for our customers! All American T-Shirt Co. is ahead of the game. We currently print children’s products and those marketed for children with phthalate-compliant inks. Pursuant to the CPSIA, All American has obtained conformity statements and phthalate-compliant testing results from its ink manufacturers, and has a tracking system in place in the event of a future recall. All American will continue to look out for the best interest of our customers by staying proactive during this study of children’s products.
Conformity Certificates will gladly be provided with your printed order upon request.
Updated February 2011