BIC Graphic

Reasonable Testing Program

  • New Products. All proposed New Products must pass comprehensive testing prior to being released for mass production and sale.
  • Benchmarked Products. When the production of an existing product is moved to a new manufacturer that product must pass comprehensive testing prior to being released for mass production and sale.
  • Modified Products. When an existing product is modified, the modified components must pass comprehensive testing prior to being released for mass production and sale.
  • Child Products.  All Child Products must be re-tested annually. A Child Product is a product that is designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 and under. A Toy is a Child Product that is designed or intended primarily for use by children 12 and under during play. A Childcare Article is a Child Product that is designed or intended for use by children 3 years and under to facilitate sleep, feeding, teething and sucking.
  • CPCs and GCCs. Child Product Certificates (CPCs) are posted on www.bicgraphic.com and updated each time a Child Product is tested. A Child Product Certificate states when and where the product was tested and the results of those tests.
  • Imprint Inks. All imprint inks and other decorating materials are tested each year to Toy standards.
  • Re-Testing Frequency. The frequency of retesting is established for each product based upon the potential risks associated with the product, the prior testing history of the product, the standards that apply to it and the sales volume of the product.
  • Corrective Actions. Any product that fails a standard is reformulated and retested to confirm compliance. The only exception is when a product fails a Prop 65 standard and cannot be reformulated (ex. lead crystal). In that instance, a Prop 65 warning will be added to it when shipping to California.
  • Comprehensive Testing. We test all colors of all components of all products to all standards that apply.
  • Supplier Score Cards. BIC Graphic monitors its Suppliers with Supplier Score Cards to ensure continuing quality and compliance.
  • Label Review. All products are reviewed for proper labels, warnings and safe use instructions.
  • Polybag Warnings. Our polybag warnings meet or exceed the most stringent legal requirements.
  • Risk Assessments. A Risk Assessment is conducted on each proposed New Product, Benchmarked Product and Modified Product to determine whether or not the product has a defect or hazard due to its design, materials or construction. Hazardous products will be rejected, modified to eliminate the hazard or permitted with appropriate warnings and safe use instructions.
  • Test Reports – Test reports can be found on BIC Graphic website.