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JPMA Associate Members –Better Business at Your Fingertips

JPMA provides members with the resources and programs needed to succeed in today's juvenile products industry. JPMA makes it a priority to surround you with the tools needed to do your business better. Here is a list of recommended related resources, who are associate members of JPMA, and available to assist your company:

Product Registry Platform


Gugu Guru is a new online baby registry that offers curated, unbiased “perfect match” product recommendations for new and expecting parents based on their lifestyle, personal style and product preferences. 

Consultants

Coyne PR

Coyne PR provides clients with an honest assessment of their communications objectives, a hallmark that has earned the agency the respect of countless communications professionals, and has been cited by many as a breath of fresh air among a sea of nodding heads. The agency offers its clients a complete portfolio of public relations services including brand building, product launches, events & promotions, corporate social responsibility, social media, corporate communications, crisis management and graphic/digital design. 

Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC 

Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC, is an experienced team of legal and business advisors providing innovative strategies to achieve client goals and objectives. For more than 75 years, Lawrence Kamin has advocated for clients with ever-changing needs. Their specialized areas of expertise command a nationwide reputation for excellence and creativity, and they pride themselves on their ability to solve even the most complex aspects of today’s law. 

Schiff Hardin LLP

Schiff Hardin LLP is a client-focused law firm, combining great breadth of knowledge with depth of experience. With attorneys in offices across the United States, Schiff Hardin LLP offers clients a diversified practice covering almost every legal discipline. Because they have expertise in most legal areas, they can draw upon these resources to handle cost-effectively even the most complex matters for their clients. Their team approach means clients with an issue in one area will benefit from the skills of their attorneys working in related practices for the most well-rounded, informed legal counsel.

Jacoby Solutions

Jacoby Solutions is a professional and experienced brand protection consulting firm and your one stop resource for assistance in making sure that your business is “Operationally Ready” for CPSIA compliance. Specializing in the Juvenile, Toy and Consumer goods space, they provide you with the knowledge you need to adhere to the current and impending compliance mandates.

CPSIA Ready’s software platform and services help their customers become and remain CPSIA compliant across all of the CPSIA’s requirements— quickly and affordably. CPSIA Ready’s Focus is on Complete CPSIA Compliance... Not Just Testing Compliance.

Visit Getting Started at www.cpsiaready.com and sign up today!

CASE Forensics

CASE Forensics Corporation (CASE) provides forensic and consulting engineering services, expert scientific analysis, litigation support, and expert testimony. Their clients include insurance companies, law firms, manufacturers, property managers, owners, government entities and the construction industry.

Phillips Nizer LLP

For more than 60 years Phillips Nizer LLP has guided respected fashion companies through every legal aspect of the business. Since 2004, their children’s products group has applied its fashion law expertise to the juvenile products industry. Their firm brings together attorneys with decades of experience in the business of fashion. Their clients, which include manufacturers of children’s apparel, diaper bags, swaddle blankets, strollers, furniture and décor, feeding products, and toys, rely on them to handle their legal needs, from contracts, partnership and investor agreements, intellectual property protection and licensing and more. They regularly work on vendor/retailer terms, intellectual property protection and licensing, regulatory compliance, asset transactions, and employment issues. 

 

Productivity PR, Inc. is a full-service public relations and marketing communications firm specializing in media relations, branding, new product launches, social media marketing management, crisis communications, and more for small to mid-size consumer product manufacturers. Each campaign is customized to meet each of its unique client’s marketing goals and budgets while providing exceptional personalized customer service with impactful results. 

Data Collection and Analysis

Karlamar Associates, LLC is an independent, full-service market research firm that helps organizations better understand their customers, markets and competition. They assist their clients in the use of this knowledge to better specify and develop successful products and services that meet customer and market needs. They conduct both qualitative and quantitative market research studies, and specialize in helping clients through the "fuzzy front-end" of new product development. 

Liability Insurance

York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc

York-Jersey Underwriters has been in business since 1926 and has over 40 years of experience with the Toy Industry. They are licensed in all 50 states and represent many leading insurers as an independent agency. They are successful insurance program managers for specific industries and are pleased to offer their Liability Insurance Program for the Juvenile Products Industry.

Online Merchandising Solutions

Webcollage by Answers

Webcollage, an Answers solution, is the leading cloud-based platform used by brands for managing and publishing rich product information to retailer product pages. Webcollage provides brands like Graco, Kids II and Britax with the tools they need to deliver consistent content—from rich product detail to product selectors and Q&A and product ratings—to power online sales conversions and improve the customer experience.

Other

European Nursery Products Confederation

The European Nursery Products Confederation aims to be recognized as the main stakeholder at EU level for sector-relevant regulatory issues and all questions regarding processes or tools to ensure the control of the market by European or national public authorities (e.g.RAPEX).

The Confederation is involved in the preparation of high quality standards which can be referenced in the Official Journal of the EU within the framework of the General products Safety Directive and works to ensure that the standards are applied in similar ways throughout Europe.  Click here for more information.

Publications

kidstoday

Kids Today is a trade publication covering the infant and juvenile industries.  They have nine issues a year, including retail stories, trend articles, product features, manufacturer profiles, trade show coverage, industry growth projections and other statistical analysis, and industry news.  Sign up for their e-weekly at kidstodayonline.com to keep up-to-date on what's new in the juvenile industry.

Recall Solutions

Stericycle Expert RECALL

ExpertRECALL offers the most robust complement of solutions for juvenile product recalls. Since its inception, ExpertRECALL has managed more than 1,400 recalls, including the largest pharmaceutical withdrawal in U.S. history, to much smaller consumer product and medical device recalls. ExpertRECALL also offers retrieval services that help both manufacturers and retailers to stay in compliance.

Testing Laboratories

SGS Consumer Testing Services

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.

Choosing SGS as your partner means that you can be sure your toys and juvenile products will comply with regulations wherever in the world you wish to market them. Our services cover all types of toys, from plush toys to ride-on toys and all types of juvenile products, from feeding bottles to safety gates and strollers.

We can work with you at the concept, design and prototype stages, customizing product safety and quality assurance solutions across your supply chain. We carry out risk assessment, testing, auditing, inspection, pre-shipment testing, consultancy services and can supply you with all the certifications and documentation you need to ensure you can bring your products to market with confidence.

 

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. is a world leader in testing, inspections and certification services. As a JPMA program supporting laboratory, we can conduct performance testing for juvenile product compliance to the JPMA Certification Program worldwide. With over 35 years of technical experience and more than 15 years of active participation in ASTM subcommittees, we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to help strengthen and protect your brand by minimizing risk of recalls, returns and complaints.

Intertek

Intertek Testing Services goes beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; they help customers improve performance, gain efficiency in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk. They’ve earned a reputation for helping their customers increase the value of their products, gain competitive advantage, and develop trusted brands.

Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre

Founded in 1963, Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC), is the first independent, non-profit distributing, testing, inspection and certification agency in Hong Kong. They are recognized by many international organizations and accreditation bodies to test a wide range of consumer goods, and to provide professional quality assurance services.

MGA Research Corporation

MGA’s mission statement is to provide customers with the most accurate, efficient, innovative, and quality services to meet their needs. This will be accomplished in an environment which promotes teamwork, integrity, honesty, growth, and opportunity with a shared vision of MGA’s future. Although the guiding principles utilized by the company are primarily an internal set of guidelines which show what the company represents, the staff at MGA is proud of the guiding principles evident at MGA. Characteristics of these principles can be seen in every one of MGA’s associates in their daily work with customers. As they continue to strive to meet both their customers’ and their own goals, MGA will continue to adhere to the principles which have paved their success.

Calspan

The Calspan Sled has grown tremendously throughout the last few years – upgrades, highly experienced personnel, and an extended resume of test certifications. With a passion for Juvenile Safety, Calspan is proud to announce their ability to test FMVSS 213, CMVSS 213, Side Impact and ECE R44. Experience Calspan’s expertise in specialized testing of Juvenile Accessories and see the Calspan difference in Special Projects to US, Canadian, and European Standards.



UL Consumer and Retail Services division is one of the premier providers of consumer goods quality assurance testing, inspection, and audit services worldwide.  As a recognized global leader in each of our core lines of business, including toys and juvenile products; dietary supplements; food and beverage; jewelry and watches; OTC and pharmaceutical; personal care and beauty; premiums, promotional and licensed goods; textiles, apparel and footwear, and general consumer merchandise and maintains fourteen ISO 17025 accredited laboratories.  Our industry-specific and global regulatory knowledge helps our customers speed their products to market and effectively plan ahead to meet emerging standards and regulations.

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