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Issue Date: Vol. 50, No. 2, February 2010, Posted On: 1/15/2010

A&A Describes Measures In Place To Assure Safety Of Vendible Toys

by Staff Reporter
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COCKEYSVILLE, MD -- A&A Global Industries noted that the Associated Press report of high concentrations of cadmium in toy fashion accessories all involved merchandise sold over the counter in retail stores, not through bulk vending machines.

A&A, a leading producer and distributor of bulk vending equipment, products and supplies, noted that it tests the products it sells to insure that they comply with federal regulations.

"Federal regulations have always restricted levels of cadmium in the surface coating (paint), but not on the substrate (the actual material of the product)," the company noted. "A&A has always tested for cadmium in the surface coatings, and our products meet or exceed the regulations." However, manufacturers are not called upon to test for cadmium in the substrate, and in fact there is no standard to refer to if such tests were conducted.

"We believe that in the coming weeks or months the [Consumer Product Safety Commission] will issue guidance regarding cadmium and other elements in substrates," A&A explained. "We will then be able to test to those standards.

"In the meantime, we are being proactive to assure you that the products you buy from us are safe," the company emphasized. "All of our metal products are being tested for cadmium, and the results indicate that they contain on average less than 300ppm -- the same allowance as lead.

"A&A's products are indeed safe, and you can sell them with confidence," the distributor told operators. "A&A will continue to keep you informed as the situation develops, so that you can not only understand the upcoming regulations regarding cadmium, but will be able to explain it to your locations as questions may arise."

Operators are invited to send inquires to contact@aaglobalind.com or call A&A Global Industries directly at (800) 638-6000.

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