News has broken about reusable bags sold in stores across the country containing unsafe levels of lead. This does not apply to ChicoBag® brand products


We are not only concerned about protecting the environment, but the safety of your family as well. We know your children and families use our products, and so do ours. We are committed to upholding the most stringent testing standards for all ChicoBag® brand products to keep you, your families, and the environment safe and healthy.


ChicoBag is a leader in upholding rigorous lead testing standards, exceeding government regulations, to ensure consumer safety. ChicoBag utilizes third party testing. In fact, every production run is tested for lead-contamination before they ever enter your home or business.

We adhere to lead testing standards even more stringent than those set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). In addition to the August 2011 CPSIA standards, we go further to ensure our products also adhere to the more stringent lead standards for children's toys set forth in ASTM F963-07.

Regulations vary by state, so ChicoBag products are also tested quarterly to comply with the Toxics in Packaging Legislation currently adopted by nineteen states. This means we not only test our bags for lead, but also for Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, and Mercury.

The bulk of our testing is done using the following third party testing labs.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
EnviroHealth Technologies, Inc. is an industrial hygiene company committed to providing personalized services in the identification, evaluation by lab analyses and management of environmental hazards. Our products are tested by SGS and EnviroHealth Technologies to ensure safety.

Transparency is at the core of our company values. We understand that with all the greenwashing going on, it can be difficult to make the right purchasing decision. There are other alternatives to ChicoBag® brand reusable bags, but it is important to consider that the price you pay for your reusable bag is not the same as the costs. In addition to rigorous testing, we are also a member of the Fair Labor Association and a Green America Approved Business. We want you to rest assured that all ChicoBag brand products you buy are safe for you and the environment.

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If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us at takeaction@chicobag.com.

chicobag's number 1 priority is to produce safe products for your entire family