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Concerns about Fire Retardants and Fertility Underline the Need for Clear Product Labeling

June 4, 2012

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A recent spate of media attention is focusing on the use of fire retardants in furniture products and a variety of significant health concerns. Specifically, certain commonly used chemicals have been associated with fertility issues in women and some even stand accused of being likely carcinogens. Clearly, balancing extremely legitimate concerns about fire dangers with perhaps equally valid matters relating to internal health is no simple matter. Regardless, Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling advice manufacturers of furniture and other textile products of the need to maintain the trust of their customers by ensuring that products are clearly labeled with the appropriate printed fabric labels.

Manufacturers need to be aware that customers have widely divergent priorities. Couples trying to have children may well be primarily concerned with avoiding any and all contact with chemicals that could have a negative impact on fertility. Heads of households, home owners, and smokers may be particularly concerned with possible fire dangers. In either case, the use of accurate woven labels clearly stating that the product either does or does not contain certain fire retardants is essential. Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling stands ready to make sure that the correct message is communicated and consumer trust is maintained.

Furniture and textile manufacturers are generally well aware of the need for properly printed mandatory law labels on all items. However, when it comes to the ticklish issue of alleged toxins being used as fire retardants, companies often find themselves having to perform a difficult balancing act when it comes to satisfying the concerns of thousands of customers, all with differing priorities. Regardless of which decisions are ultimately made and beyond the obvious need for compliance with both state and federal law, clear and accurate labeling of all products is also crucial in terms of communicating with consumers. Hi-Tech Printing and Labeling stands ready to help out furniture and textile makers by providing easy to read, high quality labels so that all involved understand just what is, and is not, included in a given product.

For further information about the range of labeling products available from Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling, including high quality cotton labels, please pay a visit to www.fabriclabels.com or call for a quote or to answer any questions you may have.

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SOURCE Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling, Inc.

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