Updates from BCIA

Statement by BCIA Executive Director
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Berwick, ME USA, April 7th 2014. Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) Executive Director Linnea Catalan issued the following statement. “The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) offers our heartfelt condolences to Marriane and Richard Matthews on the tragic loss of their son Eric over the Christmas holidays in London, UK. We, as parents ourselves, feel very deeply for any parent who suffers the profound grief of a child’s death.” The BCIA wishes to take this moment to remind parents and caregivers … Read More

Safety Brochures
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The popular ‘Visible and Kissable’ BCIA safety brochure has had a fabulous update and is looking better than ever. These brochures are free to whomever wants them (you pay shipping). They offer practical safety advice and include a space on the back to be personalized with your own business information. They are an excellent resource for retailers, educators, health care professionals and anyone else who is in regular contact with parents and caregivers. We have the option to ship from … Read More

International Babywearing Conference July 17-20, 2014
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Join the BCIA at the International Babywearing Conference in Tempe, Arizona (US) from July 17-20, 2014. Hosted by Babywearing International Inc. The International Babywearing Conference “brings together babywearing educators and researchers, birth professionals, and parents from the US, Canada, and around the world who want to learn more about babywearing and other parenting topics” (BWI). Stop by the BCIA table to get the latest industry updates from board members Rochelle Price (SlingRIngs), Joanna McNeilly (Center for Babywearing Studies) and Michal … Read More

2014 Annual General Meeting
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BCIA Annual Meeting Prospectus 2014 Join Your Customers and Colleagues During the ABC Kids Expo Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Monday, September 8th 2014 5:30-7:30pm 2014 marks the third year that BCIA will host our annual member meeting, in conjunction with the ABC Kids Expo in La Vegas, Nevada. Our business membership is currently comprised of 375+ international business members comprised of manufacturers, retailers, educators and related business members. Join your BCIA board of directors and fellow industry professionals … Read More

‘Visible and Kissable™’ Usage Guidelines
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The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Corp. (BCIA) is pleased to announce that it recently applied for registration of its VISIBLE & KISSABLE™ and BCIA™ trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Ser. Nos. 86173163 and 86173160). In order to maintain the distinctive quality of these important marks and to be able to prevent the unauthorized use of these marks by third parties, our attorneys are requiring that we remain vigilant in ensuring that the marks are used … Read More

ABC Expo Sept 7-10th, 2014, Las Vegas
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Coming to the ABC Expo? Stop by to see the following BCIA manufacturer members Company Booth Baby Holdings 3135 Baby K’tan 2321 BabyBjorn 6749 BabyHawk 2737 Beco 7137 Catbird Baby 2731 Chimparoo 2931 ErgoBaby 1705 Grovia/Ovolo 911 Hotslings 1311 Lillebaby 1317 Lucky Baby World 2527 Moby Wrap 2405 Nunamoochie 6112 Sakura Bloom 2733 Snuggy Baby 2310   Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, September 8th 5:30-7:30pm Room S-222 Upper Level Concourse Meeting Room, Las Vegas Convention Center … Read More

Sling Safety Standard Public Comment
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The CPSC public comment period for the Sling Safety Standard has created quite the flurry of concern in our industry. Many are looking for constructive ways to comment, show their support for the industry and generally get a handle on the issues at hand. Many of the comments that have already been submitted are very harmful to our industry as a whole, and the sling product category in particular (slings, wraps, pouches, carrier shirts). This cannot be stressed strongly enough- … Read More

Visible & Kissable™: Holiday Safety
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We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season! A baby carrier is an invaluable tool for keeping little ones snug during the holiday rush of shopping, concerts, parties and travel. Make sure the smallest family members are safe and secure with these seasonal safety reminders. A baby carrier can keep your baby in the safest place possible- on your chest and in an upright position. Baby carriers are meant to … Read More

Visible & Kissable™: Holiday Safety
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We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the rush of the holiday season! A baby carrier is an invaluable tool for keeping little ones snug during the holiday rush of shopping, concerts, parties and travel. Make sure the smallest family members are safe and secure with these seasonal safety reminders. A baby carrier can keep your baby in the safest place possible- on your chest and in an upright position. Baby carriers are meant to … Read More

Season’s Greetings!
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From our families to yours, we wish you much love, warmth and happiness over the holiday season. The BCIA will be shut down from December 18th 2015 to January 4th, 2016 to spend the holidays with loved ones- we hope you will be doing the same! Urgent inquiries will be responded to as necessary. If you require safety brochures, product labels or PRS cards, please submit orders before December 18th as nothing will be shipped during our seasonal shut down. … Read More

Hot Weather Safety Tips
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Temperatures are skyrocketing- what’s a hot weather parent to do? Don’t let high temperatures keep you from doing what you love with your little one. Carry on with these hot weather safety tips. It might sound obvious, but stay out of the sun wherever possible. Keep outdoor activities to the morning and evening when the temps are a bit cooler. Babies lack the ability to regulate body temperature the way adults do and their skin is even more likely to … Read More

FAQ: Compliance for Consumers
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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 it to our FAQ. Stewed Rhubarb Handmade hemming wraps.   Q: Why is compliance important? A: Primarily because it protects … Read More

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