The idea for The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JPMA) was born in 1959 when a group of juvenile products manufacturers came together as the voice of the industry when the United States government imposed an automotive tax that applied to car seats. By pooling resources and streamlining their efforts, the manufacturers proved that the tax was unfair and it was revoked. Afterwards, the manufacturers recognized the need for an official association which would protect their interests and promote the entire industry. A group of manufacturers began to address the common issues facing the industry and in 1962, the organization obtained its charter and officially became recognized as the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association.
JPMA is a national trade organization representing 95% of the prenatal to preschool industry. Today, JPMA represents 250 companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico who manufacture, import and/or distribute infant products such as cribs, car seats, strollers, bedding, and a wide range of accessories and decorative items.
JPMA has been recognized as an organization dedicated to enhancing children’s product safety. JPMA’s extensive history of leadership in juvenile product safety includes the development of a comprehensive Certification Program to help guide parents and caregivers toward purchasing juvenile products that are built with safety in mind.
JPMA continues to work with government officials, consumer groups, and industry leaders on programs to educate consumers on the safe selection and use of juvenile products. Safe & Sound For Baby and Baby Safety Month are only a few of the programs JPMA sponsors to keep today’s safety conscious parents informed.
JPMA has been an asset to the juvenile products industry for more than four decades. Members rely on JPMA for a variety of reasons, including money-saving services, business enhancing programs, product safety input, and networking opportunities. JPMA understands that each company has unique needs and finds value in belonging to the only association solely dedicated to promoting the industry and the safe use and selection of juvenile products.
Retailers can count on JPMA to monitor the juvenile products industry as it relates to the regulatory landscape, work to promote the industry and those involved, and serve as the foremost resource for product safety information. JPMA takes pride in our role of serving as the voice of the industry and is committed to doing our part to ensure the safety of our nation’s children.
Expectant parents, baby-store owners, and company presidents alike can trust JPMA as a leading resource for all things juvenile.