EMT Commitment to Manufacturing Safe Products
EMT is committed to producing and distributing products that are compliant with applicable Product Safety standards established by the Consumer Products Safety Administration (CPSA). Our products utilize many different component and raw materials including copper, brass, iron, zinc alloy, enamels, epoxy, cotton, acetate, nylon, polyester, plastisol inks, PVC (poly vinyl chloride), paper, scents, lead crystal, and batteries.
To achieve the appearance and effect desired by our customers at effective price points, it is necessary to utilize materials that contain small amounts of chemicals and elements that appear on the list of materials that are restricted to levels considered safe by the CPSA. These materials include nickel, phthalates and lead.
Our factory purchases raw materials in large quantities and all raw materials are tested upon receipt to ensure that they comply with ASTM guidelines established by the CPSA. Due to the nature of our highly customized product, the fact that end users for our products are ordinarily adults and the relatively small size of most individual orders it is not economically feasible to comply with the more stringent CPSIA standard at published prices.
CPSIA standards apply to products intended for distribution to consumers under the age of 13 years. EMT is eager to provide products for these applications. In order to comply with the more stringent CPSIA standards, the materials we must utilize are more costly. In addition, utilization of restricted manufacturing techniques to ensure no contamination by contact with ambient nickel, lead and phthalates that may be present on equipment and in the manufacturing environment is required. It is also necessary to re-test the completed product and its component parts to ensure compliance with the CPSIA standard if the product is intended for distribution to an audience under the age of 13 years.
For the protection of both EMT and our Distributors we require that we be notified at the time of quotation to the end user if the product is intended for distribution to consumers covered by the CPSIA. We will be pleased to provide custom quotation for these applications. Divergences from our published prices for these applications will include a modest increase in the unit cost as well as costs for the required Product Safety testing. These additional costs will be invoiced to our Distributors on a per order basis. In this way safe products that achieve the goals anticipated by our Distributors and their end user customers will be achieved, avoiding exposure to Product Safety liabilities.
For products intended for distribution within the state of California, EMT provides packaging printed with a warning intended to protect our Distributors from exposure to Proposition 65 liability. The alternative packaging is provided as a no-cost option and must be requested at the time of order placement.