Decorating our products in the US ensures compliant inks.

Product Safety Statement concerning decorating inks use on Axis products.

At Axis, we strive to ensure the printing inks used on Axis’ products that are imprinted in the USA comply with all requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Inks used on Axis’ products that are imprinted in the USA contain no Phthalates are free of heavy metals and comply with the following standards:

  • ASTM F963 - Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety
  • 16 CFR 1303 - Lead Content
  • EN 71 Part 3 - European Standard for Migration of Heavy Metals in Toys

Copies of the above certification, conducted by The Bureau Veritas, an independent laboratory, is available upon request.

Product Safety Statement Concerning Axis Products and
California Proposition 65 Chemicals

At Axis we strive to ensure our products meet all applicable federal safety and warning requirements as enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission. Axis' products that are shipped to California are also subject to Proposition 65, which is known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Proposition 65 requires consumer product warnings for products shipped to California that expose consumers in the state of California to a published list of carcinogens or reproductive toxins unless such chemicals are present below established Safe Harbor Levels or are present in concentrations that pose no harm.

Decorating and printing inks used on Axis’ products that are decorated in the USA have been fully tested and do not contain chemicals at concentrations that would require a Proposition 65 warning label. Safe Harbor Level limits have not been fully established by Proposition 65 for all materials used in Axis‘ products, however we may be able to offer, upon request, certification of independently tested concentrations of specific chemicals for the inks we use for decorating in the USA. In addition, customers may request that prior to shipment the following Proposition 65 warning be applied to their products:

WARNING: This Product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

This warning label will ensure compliance with California Proposition 65 regulatory requirements.

If you have further questions regarding this product safety statement, please contact us at

In August 2008, the US Congress passed the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). The CPSIA has multiple provisions, which are scheduled to take effect over a three-year period. The portions of the law applicable to the Advertising Sepciality industry deal primarily with products designed for and / or intended for use by children. The law includes language defining a child as age 12 or younger.

Our products are not designed for, or intended for use by children.

Lead in Paint - The CPSIA has changed the acceptable levels of Lead in Paint and surface coatings for all consumer products from less than 600ppm to less than 90ppm effective August 2009. As always, Axis is striving to achieve the highest standards of safety for its products.