Adult Diaper Use Is Safe

Not only is the use of adult diaper products safe, it is also a great deal more sanitary than not using a product specifically designed to handle urine leaks. Diapers for adults are not the same thing as sanitary napkins and provide more absorbency than these products can offer. There is a wide range of products available for those suffering from incontinence or bladder control problems that will meet the needs of each individual user.

Incontinence problems can cause skin irritation when the skin is exposed to urine for even small lengths of time. The use of adult disposable diapers removes the moisture from the skin immediately by absorbing the urine into the padding of the diaper. The product prevents the skin from being irritated by urine and some products can absorb large amounts of urine for those who suffer from extreme bladder control issues.

Many adults suffer from a complete inability to control the bladder muscles and may not even be able to recognize or feel the need to urinate. These adults require a very absorbent type of diaper that can remove the moisture from the skin and prevent serious deterioration. Disposable diapers allow caregivers to quickly change the undergarments and dispose of the used product easily.

Using a disposable adult diaper is also safe after a surgical procedure that may have temporarily caused an incontinence problem such as prostate surgery. These patients are able to go about their daily business without being confined to the house because of temporary incontinence. Patients who have had surgery to correct an incontinence problem can use the adult garments as added protection until their incontinence symptoms are improved.

The materials used to make the adult diapers absorbent are completely safe for their intended use. The materials on the interior of the diaper absorb the urine, while the outer materials prevent it from leaking out of the diaper. These materials do not cause any skin irritation or harm when you are wearing them.

Most of the very absorbent adult diapers can hold much more than most people require in their adult diaper. Incontinence for many people is largely made up of small instances of urine leakage during activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting heavy objects. Those without any control over their bladder muscles require the stronger absorbency products.

The benefits of adult diapers far outweigh any inconvenience that they may cause. It is true that an adult diaper will never feel like your own underwear, but many of the products are comfortable to wear for long periods when they are dry. Finally, the adult diaper brings flexibility and mobility to the lives of many people suffering from incontinence problems. Using these products will not cause any ill health effects or discomfort.

How Safe Are Your Imported Products? Tips For Protecting Your Customers and Corporate Liability

Many of the products we buy today are produced in areas of the world that we have neither seen nor visited. So, how do we know the products we use, every day, are safe for our health and the environment?   This article has been written to help you realize and understand that product safety testing and adherence to safety regulations are now a standard and essential step in the global sourcing and manufacturing process.   When consumers consider buying a product, the thought of where and how the product was made is rarely a question that comes to mind.  As you probably know, product purchase decisions are generally related to thoughts of, “do I love this product? Will this product make my life easier?  Or, will this product make me more attractive”? If your customer answers yes to any of these questions, you’ve got a great product to sell.  Now, the question you must ask for your business is, how safe, comfortable and protected will my customer be while using this product?    

What safety tests are required for my products?

Depending upon the product you are manufacturing, sourcing or selling, it becomes critical to know the safety standards that have been set in your industry. Your corporate liability can depend on it. For example: let’s look at some of the most common products that require rather complex testing, even before the products can reach retailer shelves or consumers hands.     

Metal Jewelry (for both children and adults)

Lead Testing is a critical and recommended test.

The state of California has recently passed a law (As of August 2009) that all alloy metal jewelry products (plated or not) should contain less than 0.06% (600 ppm, parts per million) lead by weight, within each piece of jewelry that is produced or imported into the USA.

Additionally, dye or surface coatings on jewelry must also contain less than 0.06% (600 ppm, parts per million) lead by weight. Note: this law is mostly targeted toward children’s jewelry. However, following the same safety standard for adult products will only protect consumer health and your corporate liability.    

Plastic Toys for Children under the age of 12

The United States CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has developed new safety standards that will protect children from the harmful effects of lead and other plastic chemicals (such as phthalates). As of February 2009, all plastic toys manufactured in or outside of the United States must be tested in USA- certified, 3rd party testing labs. As of August, 2009, the maximum allowable total lead content of children’s painted products can be up to 0.009% (which is equivalent to 90 ppm, parts per million). The test method for compliance is 16 CFR & 1303.1. The CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) has permanently banned the presence of DEHP, DBP, and BBP phthalates from all manufactured toys.

For toys in general, it is recommended that potential choking hazards are tested and reported on all catalog, packaging and marketing materials. Be aware that product packaging could apply to this testing rule, if the packaging will be reused by the child.  Again, having these products tested will protect your corporate liability and consumer safety.

Apparel and Textile

One of the most common standards required for commercial textile and children’s (or adult) apparel is adherence to the CPSC (consumer product safety commission) Flammable Fabrics Act (“FFA”), originally passed in 1953. The purpose of this law is to regulate and limit the manufacture, import or sale of highly flammable clothing, interior furnishings and textiles (such as rugs, mattresses, and sleepwear etc.)  The standard classifies fabrics into 3 categories of flammability based on their speed of burning. The minimum standard specifies that class 3 textiles, the most dangerously flammable fabrics, are unsuitable for use in clothing because of the rapid burn rate.   If your company produces, buys, or sells wearing apparel and/or interior textile products, it’s wise to know if your products meet the CPSC flammability standards. You can find more consumer & product safety information listed in the CPSC.gov website, http://www.cpsc.gov 

How do I know I’m following product testing law?

From the few items discussed here, you can sense the complexity and ever changing details required for product testing. 

Hiring expert knowledge for this process is highly recommended. Global sourcing and international legal experts can help your company weed through the mass of information about industry standards, required product tests and import regulation. 

Having such experts on your team will help to minimize the risk of potential legal problems and the possibility of paying large, non-compliance fines if proper tests are not performed. These experts can also help ensure your imported products are delivered with the proper customs documentation.   International industry experts can also help you to identify proper manufacturers, testing labs and even the correct test required for your products. Remember, if these steps are not managed correctly, it’s your business operation and consumer safety that is at risk. Make sure your process is set up correctly, from the start, to avoid costly mistakes down the road.

Adult Acne Cure – Everything You Need to Know and More!

Often times you will find that acne occurs during our adolescent years, but a lot of us actually get stuck with it for much longer. This is why there is such a high demand for adult acne cure products.

You are going to find the best results from any method if it combines a good personal hygiene with a fat-free and oil-free diet.

Its important to remember that adult acne cure products are targeted at going to be very different than products for teen acne. Acne in adults is usually caused from stress, birth control or poor cosmetics and even hormones. Imbalances from stress or hormones cause our glads to overwork themselves. Poor cosmetics actually increase the bad bacteria in our pores, and birth control with androgen also can cause acne. Therefore we must keep in mind that adult products are going to be different from teen products. Unfortunately for us adults, most of the TV advertisements are directed at teen acne.

So for starters, we should all be sticking with over-the-counter products, while avoiding laser treatment or else hormonal therapies. We should also stick to a reduced fat, oil and grease diet. Showering daily is also extremely important when it comes to becoming acne free. We should be washing our face once in the morning, and once before bed to make sure we are fresh, and clear of anything bad for our skin.

When it comes to products we should use, anything with benzoyl peroxide will kill of our skins bacteria. This sounds great, but actually when our skin loses its good bacteria it causes more breakouts since our skin is dried out and fights back with excess bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bad AND unfortunately the good bacteria.Adult acne cure options might take a little while to actually be effective. Therefore you must be patient when treating acne and avoid those instant acne relief products since they usually aren’t good for the skin, or the individual. A great method that you should look into is discussed in this product review. Also if you have anymore questions related to adult acne, read this article.