Slings & Baby Carriers

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

Slings & Baby Carriers

For more information click here.

Testing Capabilities

(including but not limited to…)

USA

Mechanical Testing
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 Testing
Flammability of Clothing Textiles 16 CFR 1610
Flammability of Solids 16 CFR 1500.44
Chemical Testing
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
Phthalates
Prop 65
Total Lead & Cadmium
Phthalates (+BPA)

Canada

Flammability
Flame Resistance – 45˚ Angle Test – Textile CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 27.5-2008

Europe

Mechanical Testing
Soft Baby Carriers EN 13209-2
Children’s Slings CEN/TR 16512
Safety of Toys EN 71
Flammability Testing E
Textile Fabrics – Burning Behavior EN ISO 6941
Flammability EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014
Surface Flash EN 1103
Chemical Testing
Migration of certain Elements EN 71 part 3 + A1
Formaldehyde AN ISO 14184-1
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