BCIA+Registria can bring you into compliance with the product registration requirement of the CPSIA, effective December 29, 2010 (read more about this CPSIA requirement). If you sell carriers into the US market, you must physically attach a PRS card to each carrier. If you have a business website, you must also install an online PRS system as well ( BCIA+Registria can supply you with this option or you can install your own web form/data collection system yourself).
BCIA+Registria owns a Business Reply Mail postal permit and will supply postage-paid product registration card templates (free) or generic product registration cards (20c ea) for use by our manufacturer and distributor/importer members. We collect consumer product registration cards through the mail and through Registria’s photoregistration technology, and transmit the information back to our members as it arrives, via Registria’s online data storage program.
BCIA+Registria is uniquely positioned to offer this turn-key service to our members, which saves them time, money, and headaches, while allowing them to fully comply with current regulatory law. Additionally, retailers and consumers can have confidence that BCIA member manufacturers and importers are in compliance with current regulations. BCIA has garnered kudos from one important consumer safety group (through Facebook), when they read about our program:
Kids In Danger > Baby Carrier Industry Alliance –great idea to help your members comply with product registration card requirement — an important measure to make sure consumer learn of recalled products. Currently most recalled products remain in use –leading to more injuries.
This registration requirement applies to all baby carriers sold into the US market, including those manufactured overseas. Domestic manufacturers and importers of foreign manufactured products are ultimately responsible for compliance with this law.
Read a full summary of the requirements under CFR 1130 of the CPSIA.
How to Join
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register in the BCIA+Registria Product Registration Program. Full details, program FAQ, pricing and other valuable information can be accessed on the BCIA+Registria page here.
Returned and processed cards are $1.32 each. Active BCIA membership is required to use this service.
How the program works, pricing and user instructions: PRS Terms and Instructions 2020
Are you a small business outside of the carrier industry who needs access to a product registration service? We can help. For a one time fee of $200 (no membership required) plus regular card processing fees, you can utilize our program. Please contact Linnea at email@example.com for more info.