Are you considering the latest craze of baby wearing by producing slings or baby carriers? You have come to the right place for your testing needs. We can help you navigate the laws and regulations to get your product in compliance and off to market in no time.
The BCIA is one of the leading sources of information on baby carriers, latest news, and industry updates. We encourage anyone who is not part of the BCIA to contact them for more detailed information.
According to the CPSC, a “sling carrier is a product of fabric or sewn fabric construction, which is designed to contain a child in an upright or reclined position while being supported by the caregiver’s torso.” In January of 2017, the CPSC approved new Federal Safety Standards for infant Sling carriers. Click here for more info.
According to the CPSC a soft infant and Toddler carrier is, “a product normally of sewn fabric construction designed to carry a child (a full-term infant to a toddler), generally in an upright position, in close proximity to the caregiver.” Click here for more info.
Keep your carriers and slings safe for any child. We will help you along the way with any testing or questions you have. Below will be some of the testing capabilities we have. If you do not see what you are looking for, give us a call, we can either help you out or point you in the right direction.
BCIA Baby Carrier Regulations
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(including but not limited to…)
|Sling Carriers||ASTM F2907|
|Soft Infant and Toddler Carriers||ASTM F2236|
|Frame Child Carriers||ASTM F2549|
|Toy Testing||ASTM F963|
|Use & abuse||16 CFR 1500.48-51|
|Flammability of Clothing Textiles||16 CFR 1610|
|Flammability of Solids||16 CFR 1500.44|
|Heavy Elements||F963 (4.3.5)|
|Lead in children’s non-metal||CPSC-CH-E1002|
|Lead in paint & Surface Coating||CPSC-CH-E1003|
|Lead in paint & Surface, coating material||16 CFR Part 1303|
|Total Lead & Cadmium|
|Flame Resistance – 45˚ Angle Test – Textile||CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.5-2008|
|Soft Baby Carriers||EN 13209-2|
|Children’s Slings||CEN/TR 16512|
|Safety of Toys||EN 71|
|Textile Fabrics – Burning Behavior||EN ISO 6941|
|Surface Flash||EN 1103|
|Migration of certain Elements||EN 71 part 3 + A1|
|Formaldehyde||AN ISO 14184-1|