We are an American company and more than 99% of our products are made in the USA. This allows for greater quality assurance and oversight of the production process, which in turn ensures that our customers receive a superior product.
Because we manufacture most of our own products, we strive to make environmentally conscious decisions in our processes. We are committed to the following practices:
- Producing 100% of our plastic tokens in our Michigan facility, which minimizes our carbon footprint by avoiding freight costs from distant and overseas vendors.
- Minimizing waste and recycling 99% of our processes’ byproducts.
- Ensuring that there are no heavy metals or dangerous additives in our parts by meeting and/or exceeding government standards (CPSIA) in these areas.
- Continuing to research and develop earth-friendly products. For certain products we know use an eco-friendly bioplastic that has a smaller carbon footprint than traditional plastic.
We are proud to be a sole source provider for almost all of our products. Our printed products are all copyrighted and the molds for our tokens were commissioned exclusively for our use and no one else has access to them. Our company logo and program logos are copyrighted, which means that any products featuring logos cannot be legally reproduced by any other person or company. You can view and download a PDF of our sole source letter
What does this mean for our customers? Because more than 99% of our products cannot be obtained through any other vendor, there is no need to do any price-shopping or spend any extra time submitting bids. In addition, because we are both the manufacturer and retailer of more than 99% of our products, there are no middlemen that you have to deal with; we handle all product issues with speed and precision.
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
In 2008, the CPSIA set forth a new series of standards which must be followed by all manufacturers of children's products and small parts. Most of the products in our catalog fall into this category, which means that these standards apply to us. We work hard to ensure that all of our products and processes pass the rigorous testing procedures and are 100% compliant. You can buy from us with confidence!
Ban on Harmful Materials
To protect consumers (particularly small children), the CPSIA added more stringent bans on the percentages of harmful phthalates (less than 0.1%) that can be present in plastic products intended for use by children, as well as more stringent bans on the lead content that can be present in products (less than 0.0001%) or paint coatings (less than 0.00009%) on children's products.
The Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) bans substances deemed “hazardous” from being used in children's products. We are proud to report that Fitness Finders does not use any hazardous substances in the manufacture of our products, and that we comply with all phthalate and lead content regulations.
The CPSIA further requires manufacturers of children's products to place tracking labels on product packaging that will enable both producer and consumer to ascertain production details (such as location and date of manufacture, batch number, etc) to improve the effectiveness and response rate of any future recalls due to safety concerns.
Most of the plastic products that we manufacture are classifed as small parts intended for use by children. The ban on small parts means that such items are not intended for use by children younger than three years old. Fitness Finders provides appropriate cautionary labels in the packaging of all such products. In addition, the CPSIA also requires that the same cautionary labels be displayed wherever advertisements for the relevant products are displayed.
None of our products contain latex. Our nickel-coated chains do contain nickel and should be avoided by individuals with nickel allergies. All of our other chains are epoxy-coated and would be safe, suitable solutions for those with nickel allergies. We also have silver aluminum chains, available by special request, which will not cause allergic reactions. Call for additional details.
We want to ensure that you are always 100% satisfied with your purchase. We guarantee that if our product does not meet your expectations, for any reason, you can return any items in their original packaging for a replacement, exchange, or full refund.