Recently, we had a client order power banks that were shipped to their US location. Later, they found out that these should have been shipped to a venue in Europe - which could have been done via our supplier. As soon as we found out, we contacted our supplier to ask if they would be able to take it back and ship or if we had any other options. Unfortunately, since they were already received by the client, we were unable to have them shipped to the correct Europe location.
Why? In order to ship power banks, and other electronic devices, you need to be a certified shipper. While we are able to ship internationally, in many cases, it needs to be done via our supplier due to safety regulations.
Does anyone remember...
When electronic battery powered items catching on fire, in turn creating concern among consumers? Safety is important to our company so we take great care to partner with suppliers that we can trust.
At the top of the promotional request list for many of our clients is a power bank. Power banks keep busy professionals up and running during the day, while easily crossing over all demographics with for a functional branded item.
To insure rechargeable batteries are safe, they need to be properly tested and adhere to quality control. We select partners like Leed's that adhere to rigorous safety tests on electronic devices!
According to our experts at Leed's - product safety begins at the factory with an evaluation process that includes verification of proper internal quality protocols.
They reinforce quality control procedures by:
Providing detailed product specs to factories.
Working with a quality-assurance team on site in China.
Rejecting substandard purchase orders.
What about product testing?
Leed's product testing includes both internal testing and testing by independent third parties. There are no mandatory standards, but our internal testing exceeds accepted industry standards. Their products have been tested by independent organizations like UL and Intertek, which offer certifications that more and more customers are requesting.
The testing conducted by Leed's experts accounts for three areas:
Functional testing to make sure products perform safely and as expected.
Situational testing to make sure product will not malfunction if overused or dropped.
Cosmetic and packaging evaluation for overall appearance, workmanship and logo.