All business activities of Extended Exposure and its manufacturers shall comply with all applicable national, state, provincial and local laws and regulations, industry minimum standards, ILO and UN Conventions, and any other relevant statutory requirements whichever requirements are more stringent that pertain to product safety, employment and manufacturing.
Extended Exposure values diversity and seeks to create an environment that encourages and supports diversity both in the workplace and within our supplier base. EE Diversity Program was designed to enable Extended Exposure to extend opportunities to qualified Small, Minority, Woman, Veteran, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, and LGBT Businesses (Diverse Suppliers). It is the goal of this program to assist Diverse Suppliers in their development as competitive suppliers of products and services.
Prohibition of Discrimination
Extended Exposure will not tolerate discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender, age, religion, race, caste, social background, disability, ethnic and national origin, nationality, membership in workers’ organizations including unions, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristics.
Through our factory audit program, it mandates that its suppliers and vendors ensure that wages paid for regular working hours, overtime hours and overtime differentials shall meet or exceed legal minimums and/or industry standards. Illegal, unauthorized, or disciplinary deductions from wages shall not be made. In situations in which the legal minimum wage and/or industry standards do not cover living expenses and provide some additional disposable income, supplier companies are further encouraged providing their employees with adequate compensation to meet these needs.
Prohibition of Child Labor
Extended Exposure absolutely forbids the use of Child labor as defined by ILO and United Nations Conventions and/or by national law. Of these various standards, the one that is the most stringent shall be followed. Any forms of exploitation of children are forbidden. Working conditions resembling slavery or harmful to children’s health are forbidden. The rights of young workers must be protected. In the event that children are found to be working in situations, which fit the definition of child labor above, policies and procedures for remediation of children found to be working shall be established and documented by the supplier company. Furthermore, the supplier company shall provide adequate support to enable such children to attend and remain in school until no longer a child.
Prohibition of Forced Labor and Disciplinary Measures
All forms of forced labor, such as lodging deposits or the retention of identity documents from personnel upon commencing employment, are forbidden, as is prisoner labor that violates basic human rights. Extended Exposure’s manufacturers shall not knowingly use factories that force work to be performed as a form of indentured servitude. This use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion, and verbal abuse is forbidden.
Environment and Safety Issues
Procedures and standards for waste management, handling, and disposal of chemicals other dangerous materials, emissions and effluent treatment must meet or exceed minimum legal requirements. EE reserves the right to either conduct on its own or have an appointed agent conduct an inspection of a manufacturers workplace environment, employment practices, records, facilities and if provided – housing accommodations.
We reserve the right to either conduct on its own or have an appointed agent conduct an inspection of a manufacturers workplace environment, employment practices, records, facilities and if provided – housing accommodations.
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was passed by the United States Congress in August of 2008. The sections of the law applicable to the Promotional Products industry concern items that are classified as Children's Products. While all items featured in the Extended Exposure Website are designed to meet applicable Federal regulations, they are not designed for, or intended for use by children. We do realize, however, that some of our products may fall under the CPSC's new definition of what a "Children's Product" is: The term "children's product" means a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger. In determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for a child 12 years of age or younger, the following factors shall be considered:
A statement by a manufacturer about the intended use of such product, including a label on such product if such statement is reasonable.
Whether the product is represented in its packaging, display, promotion, or advertising as appropriate for use by children 12 years of age or younger.
Whether the product is commonly recognized by consumers as being intended for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
Third-Party Testing of Children's Products
The new legislation imposes a third-party testing requirement for all consumer products primarily intended for children twelve years of age or younger. Every manufacturer (including an importer) or private labeler of a children's product must have its product tested by an accredited independent testing lab and, based on the testing, must issue a certificate that the product meets all applicable CPSC requirements.
Items in the 2013 catalog that are earmarked with the "CPSIA Certified" logo have been classified by our Product Safety team as Children's Products and have been tested by a CPSC approved 3rd Party laboratory for use by Children 3 years of age and up in accordance with ASTM F963-08 guidelines for "Toy Safety".
Lead in Paint
The CPSIA has changed the acceptable levels of Lead in Paint and Surface Coatings for all consumer products from less than 600 ppm to less than 90 ppm effective August 2009. Extended Exposure’s items with painted surfaces have been and will continue to be in compliance with the applicable laws.
General Certification (GCC)
The new legislation also increases the range of products that require testing and certification. Under prior law, certification was generally required only for consumer products subject to standards promulgated by the Commission under the Consumer Product Safety Act. Now, this general certification requirement has been extended to all products subject to bans as well as standards under the CPSA and to products subject to any similar rule, standard, ban, or regulation under any other Act enforced by the Commission. This general certification requirement is sometimes called a "supplier's declaration of conformity." These general conformity certifications do not need to be based on testing done by a third-party laboratory. Certification must be based on a test of the product or a "reasonable testing program." This new general certification requirement went into effect on November 12, 2008.
WARNING: Items throughout the catalog that are noted to contain one or more small magnets should be kept away from all children. Do not put in nose or mouth. Swallowed magnets can stick together across intestines causing serious injury or death. Seek immediate medical attention if magnet(s) are swallowed or inhaled.
PRODUCT SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT
Extended Exposure is dedicated to providing its customers with safe products that exceed their expectations for quality and safety and designed to comply with all statutory and voluntary standards and regulations.
While it is important to note that none of our products were designed or intended for Children under the age of 12, but for use by businesses and individuals as general use promotional items, we do realize that in most cases it is prudent to treat some of our items as a children's product and to certify that these products comply with all applicable Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) safety rules, bans, standards and regulations and to issue a subsequent Certificate of Conformity which can be found for each applicable product on the website www.hitpromo.net and clicking on the compliance link. (Note- a consolidated list of these items is available on our website.)
All items determined by our Product Safety Team and outside counsel not to be children's products have been reviewed and meet all applicable standards and regulations issued under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), the Flammable Fabrics Act (FFA), and the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 STATEMENTS
All products shipped by Extended Exposure into the State of California are subject to Proposition 65 ("Prop 65") or The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. "Prop 65" was created through the ballot initiative process and was intended to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water from a State determined list of over 750 chemicals that are "known" by the State to cause cancer, reproductive harm, or birth defects. This list and other information regarding "Prop 65" can be accessed at http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html .
Prop 65 requires that a "clear and reasonable warning" be provided by a Person/Company in the course of doing business, who manufactures, produces, assembles, processes, handles, distributes, stores, sells, or otherwise transfers a consumer product which he or she knows to contain a chemical known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity to any person to whom the product is sold or transferred.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
For a plain language version of the Proposition 65 regulations, please visit:
Please note that all of Extended Exposure’s current suppliers/manufacturers have received a "passing" compliance inspection report from our third party appointee and are in compliance with above referenced Code of Conduct.