This Certification of Compliance* covers both 16-inch diameter EarthBalls and 1-meter diameter EarthBalls.

The certification applies to the following standards or rules:
• ASTM F963: Physical and Mechanical
• ASTM F963 & 16 CFR 1500.44: Flammability
• ASTM F963 &16 CFR 1303: Total Lead and Heavy Metals in Surface Coatings
• CPSIA, Title 1 section 101 – Total Lead in Substrate
• CPSIA, Title 1 section 101 – Phthalates
• California Prop 65 – Phthalates

Orbis World Globes provides this Certification of Compliance.
Orbis World Globes
PO Box 1148
Eastsound, WA 98245

To obtain specific information on test results, please contact:
Kyle Hall
Orbis World Globes

Both the 16-inch and 1-meter EarthBalls were manufactured in Shenzhen County, Guangdong Province, China.
Manufacturing is ongoing. Please contact us to know the manufacturing date of your product.

Independent, third-party laboratories tested the EarthBalls as raw components and again as a finished product. The tests upon which this certification is based were run on (in reverse chronological order):
• January 25, 2010
• May 31, 2009
• April 20, 2009
• January 24, 2008
• January 17, 2008

The following independent, third-party laboratories performed the testing:
SGS – Taiwan
134, Wu Kung Road, Wu Ku Industrial Zone
Zone, Taipei County
248 Taipei
Phone: + 886 2 2299 39 39

SGS – Guangzhou
198 Kezhu Road,
Scientech Park Guangzhou Economic &Technology Development District,
510663 Guangzhou
Phone: +86 20 8215 5555

70 Diamond Rd
Springfield, NJ 07081
Fax: +1.973.379.5232

545 E. Algonquin Road, Suite F
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

What is a Certificate of Compliance?

*A Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is a document that certifies that a product, service, or system meets a set of requirements. These requirements, which are set by a government agency, a trade association, or another organization, are important to ensure that products meet the import requirements of the destination country. Therefore, CoCs are often used in international trade. Furthermore, CoCs are issued either by the manufacturer of the product or service, or by a third-party organization. Since third-party certification is independent of the manufacturer, it is often seen as more credible. If you are importing or exporting products, it is important to check with the customs authorities of the destination country to determine what CoCs are required. Should you have any issues or questions, please Contact Us.

Do I Need a Certificate of Compliance?

Certificates of Compliance (CoCs) are not required for everyone. The need for a CoC depends on the specific product, service, or system, as well as the laws and regulations of the country or region where it is being used. For example, many countries require CoCs for certain types of imported goods, such as food, medical devices, and electrical products. Also, CoCs are required for some exported goods, such as hazardous materials and precious metals.

Additionally, some industries have specific regulations that require CoCs. For example, the medical device industry has regulations that require manufacturers to obtain CoCs from accredited third-party organizations. Furthermore, some customers may require their suppliers to obtain CoCs for certain products or services. For example, a government agency may require its contractors to obtain CoCs for all construction projects.

However, there are also some situations where a CoC may not be required. For example, if you are using a product or service for your own personal use, you are not typically required to obtain a CoC. Additionally, if you are using a product or service that is not regulated by any government agency or industry organization, you are also not typically required to obtain a CoC. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to check with the manufacturer or provider of the product or service to see if they have any specific requirements for compliance.