CHICAGO (August 2, 2010) –With more than 100 recalls of children’s products in 2009, parents are looking for ways to ensure that the products they purchase for their children are up to the highest safety standards. A leader in children’s food and beverage container products since the 1950s, the Thermos® brand is setting a new standard in transparency by now offering parents a convenient way to access safety information on Thermos lunch boxes and popular stainless steel vacuum-insulated FUNtainer™ products.
Just in time for the 2010 back-to-school season, consumers that visit www.thermos.com/cpsia will be able to download Certificates of Compliance for all Thermos products simply by entering the product UPC or product number. The downloadable Certificates of Compliance confirm that the children’s products meet CPSIA standards (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) as proven by testing in independent laboratories.
“Independent testing results like the CPSIA-required compliance certificates are a smart and easy way for parents to validate that the products they purchase meet current safety regulations and standards,” advised Dorothy Drago, leading children’s product safety expert commissioned by Thermos L.L.C. and author of ‘From Crib to Kindergarten: The Essential Child Safety Guide’. “These standards are developed to help protect children, and I am encouraged that companies like Thermos are taking the lead in getting this information directly to their customers.”
To facilitate discussion and conversation about back-to-school safety, Thermos (@ThermosBrand) will host a Twitter chat with Drago and leading food safety expert, Donna Rosenbaum on Tuesday, August 10 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. The discussion will focus on back-to-school safety tips for and from parents. Twitter users can participate using the “#ThermosBTS” hashtag to be automatically entered to win some of Thermos’ newest lunch boxes and FUNtainer products.
“Both safety and transparency matter at Thermos,” said Rick Dias, President and COO at Thermos LLC. “In addition to offering the highest quality lunch storage products for back-to-school, we continually look for new ways to make it easier for parents to find answers about our safety standards as they make important purchase decisions for their children.”
For more information on Thermos products and the company’s stance on safety and transparency, please visit www.thermos.com.
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