Archive for November, 2010

Lead Contamination in Reusable Bags

To Our Valued Customers, There has been a lot of news this week about lead detected in reusable bags. Please note that none of our bags have been recalled due to lead. We use only non-toxic, natural azo-free dyes for screen-printing our bags, our staff personally inspect our production facilities several times a year and we periodically test our bags every couple of months to ensure our products are safe. We adhere to the “Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse” legislation which has been adopted by 19 states including California, Florida, New York and Washington. The legislation also exceeds US borders as the EU has used the model for the basis of their packaging requirements. Below are the standards : 1) That the regulated metals – lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium — were not intentionally added to any package or packaging component during the manufacturing process. 2) That the sum of the incidental concentration levels of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium present in any package or package component does not exceed 100 parts per million by weight. We have also been certified under the Ecologo program, which specifically states: To be authorized to carry the EcoLogo the plastic film product must: (a) not be manufactured or printed with inks, dyes, pigments, or stabilizers, or any other additives which contain lead, cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium; and (b) not be manufactured in a manner that renders them technically non-recyclable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We stand behind our products as they represent our company and reputation. Sincerely, The Oasis Bags Team
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