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Product Safety and Compliance

BAG MAKERS' 5-Point Check Program

Our 5-Point Check Program is modeled after the rigorous Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) accreditation program, of which BAG MAKERS was a fully accredited supplier member from 2012 through 2020, when QCA ceased operations. With QCA’s cessation, BAG MAKERS proactively established an internal compliance program to maintain brand safety standards and provide customers with continued buying confidence. This includes third-party audits of our headquarters and supplier base at the same frequency and standards as QCA.

The 5-Point Check Program adheres to the five pillars of compliance established by QCA:

Social Compliance

Our company and supply chain facilities adhere to legal and ethical international standards for social accountability, including those that impact wages, working hours, discriminatory hiring and employment practices, employee health and safety, forced labor, and child labor.

Product Safety

We have policies in place to detect and prevent non-compliant product from shipping to customers. This includes testing product materials and coatings, compliance with regulatory requirements, and an effective and efficient recall system.

Product Quality

We have documented procedures to ensure continuous adherence to product quality and performance standards, from design through production. This includes a formal quality manual, regular inspections, and a supplier qualification program.

Supply Chain Security

Our policies are designed to provide supply chain visibility and secure delivery of products manufactured and shipped under the BAG MAKERS name. Our program meets security criteria established by U.S. Custom’s C-TPAT program, so our products spend less time in border inspections so they can get to customers faster.

Environmental Stewardship

We promote ongoing conservation of the environment by complying with local regulations, recycling, and restricting banned substances.

Product Safety

BAG MAKERS invests significant time and resources into product safety and follows an extensive compliance program that continuously evaluates and updates our products and processes. We source products from reputable domestic and international suppliers. We test products, materials, inks, and other components in independent, third-party CPSC-accredited labs to confirm they comply with all applicable regulations.

We certify that to the best of our knowledge our products and coatings comply with:

  • The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA)
  • California Proposition 65
  • Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation of Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH)
  • Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

Supporting compliance documents are available upon request.

We have CPSIA-compliant product labeling and an online recall tracking program for a core group of products that might be used by children under age 12. Please contact us for a complete list of these products.

Products Approved BY U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Non-woven Bags
  • Polyester Bags
  • Specialty Bags
  • Therm-O Series
  • Thunder Totes
  • S.O.S Paper Bags
  • Merchandise Paper Bags
  • Cotton/Jute Totes
  • Adventure Tote
  • Die Cuts
  • Soft Loop Bags
  • Cotton-Draw bags
  • Thank You T-Shirt Bags
  • Plastic Mailers
  • Poly-Draw Bags
  • Eco Die Cuts
  • Digital Full-Color Die Cuts
  • Eco Kraft-Brown Matte-Laminated Eurototes
  • Eco Brown Shoppers
  • White Shoppers
  • Peel & Seal Die Cuts
  • Oxo-Biodegradable Die Cuts
  • Halloween Bags
  • Cotton Twill-Handle Eurototes
  • Eco Die Cut Shoppers