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

Weaver’s Workshop

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Are you an artisan handweaver who is selling -or considering selling- wraps, slings and carriers? Please join the BCIA for an informal discussion around: -compliance and regulatory requirements in the USA and Canada (we will also lightly touch on Europe as time permits) -testing costs and expectations -making the most of your options for customers while minimizing testing costs -decorative finishes and accessories (ladders, fringe, beading)- assessing risks and other factors to consider -from hobby to business: when and how … Read More

How To: Padded Products Registration

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We sat down with Maggie Terry, president of Legal Label Inc., to get clarification on the law label requirements for padded and upholstered products in the USA and Canada and we’re sharing that information here. A “law label” is a label that must be attached to products that have covered padding- including soft structured or otherwise padded baby carriers. This label outlines what the internal stuffing or padding is made of, where the product is produced, and the ‘URN’ or … Read More

Weaver’s Workshop Write-up

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We hosted our first Weaver’s Workshop, an hour long presentation and Q&A session geared towards artisan and handweaver manufacturers. Our aim was to cover the basic compliance requirements for the US, Canada and European markets, including testing requirements, costs, maximizing fiber/product offerings, and things to consider when deciding to move from hobbyist to business. The slide deck from the workshop is below, and a summary of the excellent questions from our participants is below. Missed this workshop? We are aiming … Read More

Compliance Assistance Services

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Need some extra one-on-one assistance? Work directly with BCIA executive director Linnea Catalan to tailor services that meet your unique business needs. BCIA members can pick and choose from the following a la carte options. Children’s Product Certificate Assistance/ReviewHave your test reports? Let’s put them together into a CPC template that you can continue to update as needed.$50.00New Market ConsultationSkype/messenger/phone or email consult to: Identify testing needs and options to enter desired market (USA, Canada, EU, Australia)Explore test lab optionsDiscuss how … Read More