Oasis General Conformity Statement to Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
Delair, NJ, February 10, 2009 –Oasis has been working aggressively with industry partners, legal and safety specialists, our suppliers, and our customers in an effort to confirm compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) that was signed into law effective August 2008. This legislation establishes testing and compliance certification requirements for children's products, toys, and child care articles. Oasis is proceeding with implementing CPSIA's requirements. A representative sample of Oasis-manufactured and distributed products are currently being tested for compliance and certification with the CPSIA's lead testing requirements for "Children's Products." Although the vast majority of Oasis' products are not primarily intended for children under 12 years old, Oasis is voluntarily complying with these regulations for all optical disc products it produces. This testing is being completed on a wide matrix of products selected to ensure that all potential product configurations will be covered by the certification results. X-Ray Fluorescence testing technology is being utilized, and all testing is being completed in conjunction with CSPC-approved third party laboratories. The results are expected to be available no later than the end of March 2009.
In parallel with this testing Oasis is working very closely with our supply chain partners to verify that the consumables and raw materials utilized in our final product configurations comply with CPSIA requirements. Based on the assurances and data received to date from our suppliers, Oasis expects the independent third party testing results will confirm that final product manufactured and distributed is in full compliance with existing standards. Our expectation is also supported by test results received from our suppliers and industry partners who manufacture similar products utilizing many of the same suppliers.
Please note that the CPSIA may also require Oasis to verify that all customer-supplied materials will meet the requirements as defined in the CPSIA of 2008. Based on this requirement, all new submissions of customer supplied materials that are intended for children 12 years of age or younger can only be accepted for use if the customer provides a copy of a compliance certificate meeting CPSIA standards for each item submitted.
For additional information about the CPSIA, view the government's official site at http://www.cpsc.gov/.