Corporate Responsibility StatementProduct Safety
At S&S® Worldwide, we believe a good corporate citizen must thoughtfully manage its environment, as well as the health and safety of its employees and customers. We’re proud to have supplied safe products for more than 100 years, and safety remains our #1 priority.
We subject all toys and other children’s products imported into the United States to intense safety standards and regulations. We continuously work to meet or exceed these standards. To ensure the safety of the toys we distribute, we monitor all recalls we are made aware of very closely and use prudent judgment regarding our choice of suppliers, who we require to meet applicable product safety regulations. In the rare event that a recall is issued on a product we distribute, a company-wide system is in place to immediately respond to the situation. We will inform our customers openly and promptly. Pertinent recall information can always be found here at http://www.ssww.com/productsafety/.
S&S® Worldwide imports innovative, age-appropriate products from all over the world. Every day we make efforts to ensure that they are as safe as possible. For example, our Color Splash!® branded paints, markers, crayons, pencils, dough, glitter, sand, chalk and glue are certified non-toxic and conform to ASTM D-4236.
Recent toy recalls demonstrate how important it is to continuously improve the entire industry’s testing, inspection and monitoring processes. We integrate a variety of quality standards in our daily business operations to reduce risks, minimize impacts and achieve an incident-free workplace. Regularly scheduled audits of our operations help us reach our internal safety goals, and we regularly review our product safety program, looking for ways to improve and become even more vigilant.
We strive to keep the good faith our consumers have that we will give them safe, high-quality products to inspire play, learning and fun.
Our suppliers are our partners. We share a common goal of successfully delivering quality products and services in a timely manner. We request all suppliers comply with our Corporate Responsibility Policy, which covers issues such as:
- Product Safety and Integrity
- Environmental Impact
- Social Impact
- Brand Reputation
Equal Employment & Affirmative Action
Providing equal employment opportunity is one of our most important policies. S&S® Worldwide pledges not to discriminate based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner or civil union status, sexual orientation or other protected class status. It is this Company’s policy to comply with all relevant federal, state and local laws with respect to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of employment. We expect that our vendors and suppliers ensure non-discrimination in all of their employment practices as well.
S&S Worldwide Recalls
The paint on the children’s wooden beads contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
The handrails and posts on the playground contain high levels of lead paint. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
The surface coating on the educational kit's wires can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Child Product Recalls from CPSC.gov
The information below is provided as a service of S&S Worldwide®. We are in no way affiliated with any of the firms conducting the recalls shown below, nor have we sold any of the recalled merchandise.