Socially Responsible through Compliance

PHILADELPHIA—Bodek and Rhodes reconfirms its commitment to social responsibility by offering proof of early compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). These letters of compliance are all available online at

While the CPSIA has granted a one-year stay on testing and certification until 2010, Bodek and Rhodes announced its dedication to social responsibility by requiring safety and fair labor statements from all suppliers.

In August of 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) created the CPSIA. Primarily concerned with the safety of children's products in regards to hazardous substances and flammability, the CPSIA enhances and clarifies product safety laws in the U.S. This law also governs some wearables items and requires imported products to prove adherence to CPSC safety regulations with a General Conformity Certificate.

To help protect end-users’ safety and customers’ businesses from lawsuits resulting from nonconformance with this act, Bodek and Rhodes provides confirmation that all applicable products are manufactured within CPSIA requirements.

In addition to supporting workers’ rights and customer safety, Bodek and Rhodes also supports environmental responsibility. The company is a member of both the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Exchange and was a pioneer in offering more than 30 eco-friendly styles and accessories, including organic-cotton Ts and polos, bamboo caps and recycled tote bags.

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