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Ordering Information and Conditions of Sale

Ted Pella, Inc. (U.S.A. Orders)

Mailing Address:
Ted Pella, Inc.
P.O. Box 492477
Redding, CA 96049-2477

Street Address:
Ted Pella, Inc.
4595 Mountain Lakes Blvd.
Redding, CA 96003-1448

Main Office No.: 1-530-243-2200
Toll free No.: 1-800-237-3526 (U.S.A.)

Facsimile: 1-530-243-3761


Web Site:

Purchase Orders

Office hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PST). Outside of office hours, an answering machine will take orders and messages. Fax machines will take messages at all hours.

Customer Account Number

Using your Customer account number when you place your order will accelerate the processing of your order. If you do not know your customer account number or would like to establish an account, please make a request to our Customer Service Department.

Minimum Orders


Standing Orders

Are invited.

Blanket Orders

Purchasing departments issue blanket orders to reduce paperwork. Limits are authorized by the purchasing authority. If other restrictions apply, they should be listed on the Purchase Order. We welcome blanket purchase orders.


Payment terms are: Net 30 days from invoice date. This applies to partial shipments as well.

For orders without an established account, terms are: Prepaid by credit card.

C.O.D. orders are not accepted.


When you have a question about placing an order, pricing, delivery, specifications, quotations, material safety data sheets or technical data, contact our Customer Service Department.

Prices and specifications are effective at the time an order is placed but are subject to change without notice.

Prices are F.O.B. Redding, California. Freight charges are prepaid and added separately to the invoice, unless otherwise specified.

Customers agree to be held to terms and conditions as given on our standard invoice in effect at time of shipment.

Personal orders are paid by credit card. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover/NOVUS and American Express.

mastedcard, visa, discover, american express, credit cards


We use FedEx for most shipping, as we have negotiated rates with them that are less expensive in most cases. But UPS is still available if requested. We have direct computer links to Federal Express and UPS by which we can trace shipments expeditiously at any stage. Reasonable charges, along with the excellent service these carriers provide are additional benefits to our customers. For heavy and oversized shipments, we ship by truck.

Hazardous Product Shipments

Our company is dedicated to safe product handling and shipping, conforming to all regulations by OSHA, DOT and IATA for surface and air shipments. Our personnel have been certified to handle hazardous goods. Due to additional handling and special packaging requirements on hazardous goods, a fee will be added for each box containing hazardous products. This charge can be avoided in some cases where small amounts per container may be shipped as “excepted or small quantities”. A Material Safety Data Sheet accompanies each hazard shipment. MSDS sheets and technical notes for many items can also be found on our web site at any time.


All shipments are fully insured, unless we are notified otherwise. The insurance cost is included in the freight charge on the invoice.

Returned Goods Authorization (RGA)

Orders may not be returned without our prior approval. Your satisfaction is one of our goals. Our Customer service will expedite the return of goods for credit or exchange. Call for an “RGA” number before returning any product. Write this number on all shipping labels and correspondence. Do not write this number on the cartons. Returned goods without a valid “RGA” will automatically be returned to the sender.

Certain conditions apply for acceptance of a return and issuance of an “RGA”:

a) The item(s) must have been purchased from us;
b) Not more than 60 days should have elapsed from the invoice date. Regarding damaged shipments, we must be notified within 10 days of delivery date.
c) All returned products must be 100% complete, in original packaging, and in good condition, with all packaging, any software, manuals, warranty cards and other accessories and documentation included;
d) Once an RGA has been issued, it is valid for 30 days after issuance and cannot be extended or re-issued;
e) The following categories of goods cannot be returned:

  1. “Special order” products;
  2. “Custom made” or customized products;
  3. Discontinued products;
  4. Products on sale;
  5. Products supplied to the customer as an accommodation, including, without limitation, third-party purchases;
  6. Refrigerated or temperature-controlled products;
  7. Products which are altered;
  8. Products which have missing labels or identifying marks which have been defaced or mutilated;
  9. Photographic film and any other products having an expiration date close to, or having expired;
  10. Products which have been used;
  11. Chemicals;
  12. Shipments which are returned without an RGA are subject to refusal and/or return to the origin, freight collect.

f) Returned goods which are not the fault of the company are subject to a 15% restocking fee. Buyer agrees that the company shall be the sole judge regarding any returns.

When calling our Customer Service Department about a possible return, please have the following pertinent data at hand:
a) Packing slip order number;
b) Date of order;
c) Customer code number;
d) Product description and catalog number;
e) Your purchase order number.

Firm Orders

"Special order" products, "Custom made" or customized products, products supplied to the customer as accommodation and orders with unusually large quantities require a firm order. Firm orders are non-cancelable, non-returnable and may require a pre-payment on order.

Damaged Shipments

We must be notified within 10 days of delivery date to be eligible for exchange / reimbursement. Please retain the shipping container and all contents including the packing material. Do not discard anything unless a hazard is involved (follow the correct safety rules for disposal or safe-keeping). Notify our Customer Service Department and supply us with the following information from the packing slip:
a) Our packing slip order number;
b) Your purchase order number;
c) Your customer code number;
d) Product number and quantities of damaged items;
e) A short description of the damage.

Immediately contact the shipping company and arrange for an inspection (“request an inspection”).
After the inspection is completed, please request and obtain a copy of the damage report from the carrier company’s inspector or representative.

Do not return damaged shipments until a claim has been filed, the inspection is completed and the report has been received by you.

Obtain an RGA number from our Customer Service Department, who will assist you with return / replacement details.

Limited Product Warranty

Equipment manufactured by Ted Pella, Inc. is guaranteed for one year from the invoice date against defects in material or workmanship. Consumables in equipment are not warrantied.

Products sold but not manufactured by Ted Pella, Inc. are subject to the terms and conditions of the manufacturer’s warranty policy.

Defective products will be replaced, repaired or credited, and may require examination by us prior to replacement or credit. Liability extends only to the value of the product, or a portion thereof, depending on the circumstances.

The customer or user assumes all risks for product utilization. Ted Pella, Inc. assumes no liabilities in the use of these products for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising out of their employment, results of their use or inability to use them.

Products offered by Ted Pella, Inc. are primarily intended for laboratory research use and are not intended for clinical, food, cosmetic, household, or drug use. They are not intended for use with live human tissue or liquids or human material unless specifically described for that purpose.

Hazardous Chemicals

First and foremost, chemicals should only be handled by qualified technicians or scientists who are trained in laboratory procedures and familiar with potential hazards of such reagents. Many chemicals in this catalog can cause injury or damage in short or long term exposure.
We furnish Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and apply warning or hazard labels as required. Absence of such labels should not lead the user to assume that the use of the chemical is completely safe.

New Product Developments

If you cannot find a product in our catalog, perhaps we can locate it or develop it for you. New developments are a vital part of our program and we are interested in bringing them into general scientific use. Such suggestions become the property of Ted Pella, Inc. unless otherwise agreed to.


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The Preceding are registered trademarks or trademarks of companies other than Ted Pella, Inc.

PELCO®, PELCO BioWave®, BioWave®, PELCO HistoWave®, HistoWave®, PELCO NeuroWave®, PELCO ColdSpot®, Peldri ll®, and PELCO TissueVac® are registered trademarks, and CryO-Z-T™, GridStick™, easiGlow™, easiShaper™, PELCO easiSlicer™, Eponate™, Eponate 12™, Image Tabs™, Information Plaza™, LightStop™, Mikrostik™, PelAire™, PELCO Bell Jar Kleen™, PelGraph™, PELCO Prep-Eze™, PELCO SteadyTemp™, PELCO Tabs™, Pelcotec™, PELCO SampleBond™, SEMClamp™, , SEMClip™, SynapTek™, StrataTek™, Substratek™, are trademarks of Ted Pella, Inc. All rights reserved.