Your basic guide to product registration cards

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Managing product registration cards can be tricky. Members often reach out for support around the product registration component of CPSIA. Both the labs testing baby carriers and Registria, our card processing partner, have identified a number of areas where manufacturers and distributors sometimes overlook key details when preparing these cards. Here’s a straightforward guide to filling out product registration cards for your baby carriers or other products. What are product registration cards? A product registration card is a postcard that … Read More

How To: Media/Social Media Talking Points

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BCIA members are active in their industry and communities, and are therefore recognized as subject matter experts. When information about the carrier industry, such as the recent AAP news release, reaches any form of media, you are often the go-to to provide a response. While larger companies may have communications teams on staff, smaller companies can sometimes be caught by surprise by media requests. The risk with any story involving a perceived special interest such as babywearing is that it … Read More

News Release Response: AAP and Baby Carrier Safety

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On behalf of the industry, the BCIA wishes to respond to the recently published AAP news release and research abstract ‘Baby Wearing Injuries Presenting to Emergency Departments, 2011-2020: A Dangerous Fashion Trend.’ Baby carriers and babywearing have and continue to be, one of the safest ways to transport and interact with your baby, and come with immense physical, emotional, attachment and cognitive benefits. Like other baby gear products used and enjoyed by millions of parents worldwide, carriers require education. We … Read More

Infant Sleep Standard Update

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The CPSC recently approved a new and extremely broad  Federal Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products that “will ensure that products marketed or intended for infant sleep will provide a safe sleep environment for babies under 5 months old.” The full Press Release can be found here. The final rule was published in the federal register on June 23, 2021 with a compliance date of June 23, 2022. This safety standard is sparking considerable discussion in the juvenile products industry. … Read More

BCIA Resource Development Committee

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The BCIA and the Resource Development Committee are seeking additional interested members who would like to participate in this project. There is no requirement to be a ‘babywearing expert’ (we have lots of those!) but if you work or volunteer in one of the fields listed below, we would love to have your expertise. We are also particularly looking to make sure that we have committee members who are Black, Indigenous, POC who are working in these spaces and/or babywearing … Read More

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