Specialized Technology Resources, Inc. has ensured DIGISPEC, CounterPoint and Visstun products conform to applicable Prop 65 and CPSIA safety standards.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (August 28, 2009) — In the ever-changing regulatory environment in which business is done, product safety is top-of-mind in the promotional products industry. DIGISPEC®, and its sister companies CounterPoint® and Visstun®, have successfully completed third-party audits of their products and practices, which conform to applicable Prop 65 and CPSIA safety standards.
The tests were conducted by Enfield, Connecticut-based Specialized Technology Resources, Inc. (STR), a leading, independent testing and accreditation agency that provides audit services to 140 countries around the world.
All product configurations of the entire DIGISPEC and CounterPoint lines were tested for heavy metal content, lead in accessible substrate materials, flammability of solids and NERC toxics in packaging. All were found to be compliant with applicable Proposition 65 (lead and cadmium) and CPSIA child safety standards and regulations.
All Visstun products — including plastic and paper cups as well as color changing ink and glow ink — were also found to be compliant. The line was tested for aesthetics, leakage and contamination, capacity, ink/coating adhesion, heavy metal content, FDA extraction, phthalates and microbiological contamination.
Certificates of Conformity may be viewed at www.digispec.com/safety
"With all the recent concerns over product safety, especially for children, we have been proactive and are taking all precautions to meet Prop 65 and CPSIA guidelines," said Ed Hamilton, DIGISPEC president. "We want to make sure we provide all necessary information to distributors so they are confident that the products they purchase from us are safe and compliant."
Founded in 1983, DIGISPEC® is a manufacturer of custom corporate mouse pads using state-of-the-art equipment and quality American-made materials. When the company purchased Minneapolis-based XJD Corp in 2002 and acquired Linden, Utah-based DataPad 2003, it became the largest mouse pad manufacturer in the promotional products industry. To date, it has produced more than 250 million mouse pads.
Since 2000, DIGISPEC has been honored more than 50 times by industry associations, publications and distributor companies, including receiving a Counselor Distributor Choice Award for nine consecutive years and being named by Counselor as a Best Places To Work in 2008. The company has received 10 PPAI Supplier achievement awards, most recently as a finalist in the Offset Process category in the upcoming awards ceremony in January 2010, as well as four PPAI Supplier Star Awards of Merit.
DIGISPEC, along with its sister companies CounterPoint®, Visstun® and AwesomeEye®, is part of the Time's Up, Inc. family of companies founded by Ed Hamilton. While each division operates independently, all four are headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.