2016-17 Annual Report

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The BCIA 2016-17 Annual Report is now available for download. A small number of print copies will be available at the Annual General Meeting on October 18, 2017 at the ABC Expo in Las Vegas. 2016-17 Annual Report A heartfelt thank you to myheartcreative for their creative and excellent design work, as well as to the following sponsors below: Didymos BabyMoon AM Testing Veracity Insurance York Jersey Underwriters Mutual Cornell Fidella The Carrying On Project  

Webinar: Why Understanding Social Justice Concepts Matters

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Please join us for an educational webinar: “Why Understanding Social Justice Concepts Matters” Presented by Angelique Geehan of Interchange Thursday, October 12, 2017 11am-12:30pm central time (US/Canada) Registration details: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/340838877?pwd=FMKxMmLlNCqwIumekTziMw Password: BCIA2017 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833,340838877# or +16465588656,340838877# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 340 838 877 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=4dVg0OPbliMXt7MJ2oJmoDwg6x8WkM7D … Read More

Product Registration Partnership: Registria

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Product Registration Service Update In our efforts to continually improve our programs and services, we are pleased to roll out some exciting improvements to our Product Registration Service (PRS). As of April 1, we will be partnering with Registria, the leader in the product ownership experience, to manage our product registration program. We chose Registria as our registration services partner given their expertise not only in product registration but also because of their technological expertise in providing consumers a better … Read More

Educator Roundtable Discussion Recap

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Thank you to all who made it out to our first Educator Roundtable call of 2018 on Jan 23. We hope this will be the first of many. The aim is to give educators space for organic, member-led discussions to evolve about the issues and questions that arise from our own teaching experiences in our communities. These calls are open to all, recognizing that often the retailer/manufacturer/educator space overlaps.   Eleven educators joined the hour-long call and brought up topics … Read More

Member Roundtable Discussions

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The BCIA Educator Committee will be hosting monthly informal member roundtable discussion calls open to any BCIA member who would like to participate. The aim is to discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational and cooperative capacity. The 6th call is scheduled for Tues June 19th at 11pm-12am eastern (10pm-11pm central) Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Industry Roundtable Discussion #6 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM … Read More

2018 Safety Brochure Sponsorship Opportunity

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We are doing another print run of our popular Babywearing Safety Brochure in the UK, Australia, as well as a Spanish language print run in the USA. These brochures are free to whomever requests them and delivers valuable safety information to consumers. This program is made possible because of the generous sponsorship of our industry members. Sponsorship is your business logo on the back of the brochures (limit 4 per brochure print run). Details are as follows: US print run … Read More

Product Registration Partnership: Registria

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Product Registration Service Update In our efforts to continually improve our programs and services, we are pleased to roll out some exciting improvements to our Product Registration Service (PRS). As of April 1, we will be partnering with Registria, the leader in the product ownership experience, to manage our product registration program. We chose Registria as our registration services partner given their expertise not only in product registration but also because of their technological expertise in providing consumers a better … Read More

Industry Roundtable Recap March-April 2018

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Industry roundtable sessions have continued monthly since January now. Here’s a quick recap of what’s been discussed as well as call in details for the next roundtable discussion. March 5 members joined the call to discuss our various business ventures with a specific focus on current challenges. We discussed member management, the logistics of moving a non-profit overseas, how to connect with qualified people to fulfill an organization’s mission, and the line between volunteer vs paid work while establishing space … Read More

How To: Product Registration Cards

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The first post in our “How To: Compliance” series- Product Registration Cards. Both the labs and our card processing partner have identified a number of areas where manufacturers and distributors sometimes overlook key details when preparing these cards. Follow through our straightforward (with pictures!) tutorial to make sure you are meeting this regulatory requirement correctly. Product registration is a legal requirement for all carriers sold into the US. It is not required in other countries though you can certainly attach … Read More

How To: Managing Off-Label Product Use

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Wrap Manufacturer’s, this one’s for you! This is the second in our ongoing series “How To: Compliance.” Recently, a series of questions from some of our manufacturer members brought up and excellent discussion about off-label product use and how does that impact manufacturer liability, as well as foreseeable misuse and liability. We consulted with BCIA legal counsel to determine the best course of action. Any identifying details in the following scenarios have been changed.  First, let’s define foreseeable misuse. Foreseeable … Read More

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