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

FAQ: Baby carrier compliance for consumers

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This baby carrier compliance FAQ was first published in April of 2019. It was last updated in March of 2022. There’s a lot of confusion around baby carrier compliance. Here’s the rundown on what it all means, what to look for, and what to avoid when you are shopping for a baby carrier. Much of this information is specific to the US market. Have a question about compliance in another country? Contact us and we’ll do our best to add … Read More

Baby Carrier Manufacturing 101

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This post was originally written in 2013, and has been reviewed and updated in 2022. At the bottom of this article you’ll find a link to our baby carrier manufacturing guide to the US market.  Baby carrier manufacturing overview The rules about baby carrier manufacturing are complex in some countries. One of the things we do most at the BCIA is support members who make baby carriers in understanding and complying with regulations in a variety of countries. Baby carriers, … Read More

How To: Managing Off-Label Product Use

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Wrap manufacturers, 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