Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

Product safety is a hot topic right now in the consumer products industry and we would like to make you aware of recently enacted legislation that applies to the products Broder Bros., Co. sells to our customers.

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) became law on August 14, 2008 and is applicable to consumer products (including textile wearables and non-wearables) manufactured on and after November 12, 2008.

The CPSIA requires all importers and domestic manufacturers of apparel and other applicable non-wearable consumer products to issue Certificate of Conformity (COC) for every lot manufactured on or after November 12, 2008. It is important to note that both imported and domestically made products will require COC's.

In order to better track and service the increasing requests that we are receiving with regards to Product Safety, Broder Bros., Co. has set up a separate email address: [email protected] The Merchandising team will respond to these emails accordingly.

alphabroder Private Label Brands CPSIA Letter

California Prop 65

August 1, 2018

alphabroder has a tradition of conducting its business in an ethical and socially responsible manner that reflects respect for the environment, culture and social impact of communities. As an international business, alphabroder is committed to providing quality, safe products that meet or exceed our customers' expectations.

The Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as, Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a California law that has been in effect since 1986 to promote clean drinking water and keep toxic substances that cause cancer and birth defects out of consumer products. Proposition 65 requires the State of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, consisting of a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm is updated at least once a year and has grown to include more than 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Prop 65 law requires that anyone at reasonable risk of exposure to be informed when substances classified as toxins are present. Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. It also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Prop 65 statements for alphabroder private brands and our trade and retail partners may be accessed at the bottom of each product page, or, by contacting the alphabroder compliance team by email at [email protected]

Additional information regarding Proposition 65 can be found at the OEHHA website: or directly at