Product Safety/CPSIA Compliance

CPSIA Children's Product Certificates

As a leader in the publishing industry, Simon & Schuster believes that the safety of our products is very important.  We want to assure you that, unless we notify you otherwise in writing, we are confident that all products published by an imprint of Simon & Schuster comply with applicable requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA).

Simon & Schuster makes available to the public its Children's Product Certificates (also known as Certificates of Conformity).

Please click here to access our repository of existing certificates.

 

Choking Hazard Warnings

In the unlikely event you become aware that a small component to a Simon & Schuster Children's book becomes detached, we advise that you immediately make sure the product is put out of a child’s reach as this could pose a choking risk.

Please contact Simon & Schuster Customer Service immediately to report the safety issue or concern.

 

Vendor Information on Safety/CPSIA

Simon & Schuster is a certified C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) company and expects all of the suppliers to meet the recommendations/ guidelines of the program. The C-TPAT program is a voluntary Government-Industry program designed to increase security at our borders. If you are an overseas bindery, you will be required to complete Simon & Schuster‟s C-TPAT Security Questionnaire. Please contact our Transportation Manager to obtain this form and to answer any questions you may have related to Simon & Schuster‟s participation in the program. For additional information, please visit the US Customs & Border Patrol website.

For Domestic Vendors
FOR CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO THE CPSIA, CHILDREN'S PRODUCT CERTIFICATES MUST BE SENT TO S&S PRIOR TO SHIPMENT AND MUST ACCOMPANY SHIPMENT, AS PER INSTRUCTIONS FROM S&S. ALL PRODUCTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CPSIA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT THEY MUST HAVE LESS THAN 100PPM LEAD IN SUBSTRATE AND, IF THERE IS A SURFACE COATING, LESS THAN 90PPM LEAD PAINT/SURFACE COAT. PRODUCTS WITH TOY/NOVELTY ELEMENTS MUST HAVE LESS THAN O.1% PHTHALATES (DEHP, DBP, BBP ,DINP, DIDP,  DNOP and DNHP).

For International Vendors:
FOR CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS SUBJECT TO THE CPSIA, CHILDREN'S PRODUCT CERTIFICATES MUST BE RECEIVED FROM S&S (WHICH S&S WILL PREPARE BASED ON INFORMATION YOU SUPPLY TO US) PRIOR TO SHIPMENT AND MUST ACCOMPANY SHIPMENT, AS PER INSTRUCTIONS FROM S&S. ALL PRODUCTS MUST COMPLY WITH THE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CPSIA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THAT THEY MUST HAVE LESS THAN 100PPM LEAD IN SUBSTRATE AND, IF THERE IS A SURFACE COATING, LESS THAN 90PPM LEAD PAINT/SURFACE COAT. PRODUCTS WITH TOY/NOVELTY ELEMENTS MUST HAVE LESS THAN O.1% PHTHALATES (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, DNOP and DNHP).

If you have any other questions, please contact your Production Manager directly.

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