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Product Safety

Triarco® is concerned about our customers' safety and will be working with our suppliers to obtain the newly mandated SDS (Safety Document Sheets) which will be replacing the current MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) in 2015. Safety documentation is available upon request. Use the "Contact Us" option to e-mail a member of our service team with your questions, concerns, or specific safety needs. Or, if more convenient, contact by phone 1-800-328-3360, Opt 2 during standard business hours.

AP sealProducts bearing the AP seal of the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) are certified in a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. These products are certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D-4236 and federal law P.L. 100-695 and there is no physical hazard as defined with 29CFR Part 1910.1200(c). Additionally, products bearing the CP Nontoxic Seal meet specific requirements of material, workmanship, working qualities, and color described in appropriate product standards issued by ACMII or recognized organizations.

Conforms to ASTM D-4236   Any product carrying this statement is in agreement with the labeling of the Hazardous Art Materials Act. If the product is found to be nontoxic after a toxicological review has been conducted, then the label does not need any special precautions included. However, if the product is found to carry certain chronic health hazards after a toxicological review is conducted, the information on the label must warn the consumer of those hazards.

CL sealProducts bearing the CL (Cautionary Labeling) Seal are certified to be properly labeled in a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert for any known health risk with information on the safe and proper use of these materials. This seal appears on only 15% of adult materials in ACMI's certification program and on none of the children's materials. These products are also certified by ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D4236 and the U.S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA).

CL sealProducts bearing the PMA seal of the Pencil Manufacturers Association (PMA) are certified non-toxic and conform to ASTM D4236 specifications. This guarantees that the products bearing the seal are totally free of any toxic substance and are safe for children.

Products bearing the Highly Flammable icon may only be shipped via ground transportation. No expedited shipping will be available on these items.

Choking Hazard Information

To comply with the federal government's new/revised rule, 16 CFR Part 1500 & Labeling Requirement for Toy and Game Advertisements, Nasco is required to prominently display the appropriate "Choking Hazard" warning for products, whenever necessary.

Any toy or game that requires a cautionary statement about the choking hazard associated with small parts, balloons, small balls, or marbles must bear that cautionary statement in the product's description.

Below is a key with complete explanations for each of the numbered "Choking Hazard" labels. Please refer to the information in the boxes below whenever you encounter one of the following icons in a product description:

Choking Hazard Warning Labels