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POMEGRANATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
CPSIA CERTIFICATION FORM
CERTIFICATION REGARDING CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS


Pomegranate Communications, Inc. certifies the following as of March 1, 2012:

As for any products that Pomegranate has designed, manufactured, and/or supplies to our customers specifically for children twelve years of age and under, Pomegranate certifies as follows:

LEAD PAINT CERTIFICATION 

Following the date of this certification, all Children’s Products manufactured by Pomegranate for supply to our customers will be below the August 14, 2009 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) lead paint limit of 90 ppm and will be tested by accredited third party laboratories as defined in the CPSIA or will fall under an exclusion by the CPSC for children’s books and/or publications made with ordinary paper and ink.  Such exclusion by the CPSC was the result of overwhelming evidence of the negligible amount of lead found in ordinary paper, ink, and coatings. Please see the data compiled by our print broker from SGS Laboratories here:  http://www.pchaninc.com/cpsia.html

LEAD CONTENT CERTIFICATION

Following the date of this certification, all Children’s Products manufactured by Pomegranate for supply to our customers will be below the August 14, 2009 CPSIA lead content limit of 300 ppm and will be tested by accredited third party laboratories as defined in the CPSIA or will fall under an exclusion by the CPSC for children’s books and/or publications made with ordinary paper and ink.  Such exclusion was a result of overwhelming evidence of the negligible amount of lead found in ordinary paper, ink, and coatings. Please see the data compiled by our print broker from SGS Laboratories, which can be found here:  http://www.pchaninc.com/cpsia.html

PHTHALATE CERTIFICATION 

What is a “phthalate”?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals (oily, colorless liquids) that are used, among other things, to make vinyl and other plastics soft and flexible. Many types of phthalates are in use today. As of February 10, 2009, three have been prohibited outright in the United States for use in certain products and three more are prohibited pending further action by the Commission.

Following the date of this certification, all Children’s Products manufactured by Pomegranate for supply to our customers that are manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 will comply with the CPSIA phthalate concentration level requirements, and be tested by accredited third party laboratories as defined in the CPSIA or will fall under an exclusion by the CPSC for children’s books and/or publications made with ordinary paper and ink.

Results from Phthalate testing among the various book components - Paper, Ink, Coatings, Adhesives, and Wire used for binding are "not detectable" and statements from suppliers confirm that phthalates are not used in the manufacturing process of the book components. Please see the data compiled by our print broker from SGS Laboratories, which can be found here:  http://www.pchaninc.com/cpsia.html

MANUFACTURING TRACKING INFORMATION

Pomegranate’s children’s products all contain tracking information sufficient to identify the manufacturing date and location of the products and any other manufacturing tracking requirements pursuant to the provisions of the CPSIA of August 2008, and any modifications thereto.   

Pomegranate’s children’s products comply with multiple children’s product safety rules, including but not limited to:

  1.  15 USC 2057c: Determination of Phthalates in Toys and Certain Children’s Products.
  2. 15 USC 1278a: Lead in Children's Products
  3. 16 CFR Part 1303, Ban of Lead-Containing Paint and Certain Consumer Products Bearing Lead-Containing Paint for Toys and Other Articles Intended for Children.


Further test results are available upon request.
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