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JPMA's very prestigious certification program has spread its message of safety for more than 30 years guiding retailers and parents. Voluntary Standards for JPMA Certified Products are developed by ASTM International, the largest standard setting organization in the world (www.astm.org). Industry members, consumer groups and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff are all involved with developing these standards.
When a product passes its lab test, the manufacturer is allowed to label it with the JPMA Certification Seal, ensuring retail buyers and parents that the product was built with the highest safety standards in mind. When your product is JPMA certified you can take great pride in knowing your product is among an elite class of the safest products in the industry!
CERTIFICATION 2.0 (Click here to go behind the scenes of Certification 2.0)
In 2012 JPMA added additional federal, state and other requirements on top of the existing ASTM Standards to enhance the JPMA Certification Program. Typically, a manufacturer would have to do the research for each of the states and various retailers they’d like to sell in to be aware of their individual requirements, but JPMA has done the work for you. For the first time in its 36 year history, JPMA has expanded the scope of its program providing a turnkey solution for participants to fulfill all necessary requirements for juvenile products sold in the United States.
Products Currently in JPMA’s Certification Program are:
High Chairs (ASTM F404)
Non-Full Size Baby Cribs/Play Yards (ASTM F406)
Carriages & Strollers (ASTM F833)
Infant Walkers (ASTM F977)
Expansion Gates & Expandable Enclosures (ASTM F1004)
Full Size Baby Cribs (ASTM F1169)
Portable Hook-On Chairs (ASTM F1235)
Toddler Beds (ASTM F1821)
Infant Bouncer Seats (ASTM F2167)
Infant Bath Seats (ASTM F1967)
Stationary Activity Centers (ASTM F2012)
Hand-Held Infant Carriers (ASTM F2050)
Infant Swings (ASTM F2088)
Bassinets & Cradles (ASTM F2194)
Portable Bed Rails (ASTM F2085)
Soft Infant Carriers (ASTM F2236)
Changing Tables (ASTM F2388)
Frame Child Carriers (ASTM F2549)
Children’s Folding Chairs (ASTM F2613)
Booster Seats (ASTM F2640)
Infant Bath Tubs (ASTM F2670)
Bedside Sleepers (ASTM F2906)
Rockers (ASTM F3084)
Sling Carriers (ASTM F2907)
2015 Member Price is $1,640.00. For an application and procedural guide please email JPMA at email@example.com and let us know which product you are interested in certifying.
IMPORT & EXPORT CONSULTING AND EDUCATION
The World Academy is a premier international logistics company. Their expertise is in export credit insurance and international trade finance consulting, compliance and management educational training. They offer programs in a multitude of venues including public seminars, webinars and customized in-house training. JPMA members receive 20% off webinar costs.
INNOVATION AWARDS COMPETITION
Internationally recognized, the Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in the marketplace today. Companies exhibiting at the ABC Kids Expo are invited to participate in the competition. More than 100 cutting edge products are usually entered, and 10 winners are selected. Members receive a significant discount on the application fee and also receive valuable feedback from the judging panel. Finalists are displayed in a special display in the JPMA booth during the ABC show. Winners receive editorial coverage in the ABC Kids Expo Show Daily by Baby & Kids Magazine and Kids Today and are featured on the Babysafetyzone.org blog and in the Around The Block e-magazine.
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JPMA member company CEO's are invited to participate in a Skype mentoring program hosted by Ron Sidman, longtime industry member and former CEO of The First Years! Learn how to grow faster, avoid some potential costly setbacks, and reduce stress in your life by getting input from someone who’s been there.
Rick Locker, JPMA’s legal counsel, represents member interests before government agencies and assists with crisis situations. Members receive frequent updates on government activities through weekly mailings and the JPMA website.
JUVENILE PRODUCTS INDUSTRY REPORT
This report is a must read for anyone serious about competing in the Juvenile Products Industry.
Primary Data price is $5,000.00. Secondary data is offered free of charge.
Only JPMA Members that complete the survey will receive a copy of the final report.
Know the size of your segment of the market and how your company stacks up
Have access to data on dollar and unit sales for more than 80 juvenile product categories
Understand the trends and dynamics impacting the Juvenile Products Industry
Get a “heads-up” on opportunities and challenges facing the industry
See what issues are “top-of-mind” for your colleagues
Understand what motivates your competitors
Specific instructions on how to participate in the study will be provided by Karlamar Associates, LLC.
The industry report is issued by the end of October or beginning of November.
Large or small, corporate or private, the most innovative and successful companies belong to JPMA. JPMA is where industry members come together to confront issues and make decisions that affect the industry as a whole. Joining allows you to have a voice on issues affecting the industry. Participate in the JPMA Annual Summit, which provides outstanding educational programs with industry experts, as well as key networking opportunities with your industry colleagues.
STANDARDS CONSULTANT[Contact info on member’s only page]
JPMA has retained David Campbell’s service, knowledge, and talent to act as a consultant for members. David is always happy to respond to questions regarding the safety of juvenile products and interpretation of requirements in both CPSC regulations and ASTM standards. He also helps with product labeling, instruction manuals, carton layouts and much more.
ONLINE PRODUCT DEMOS & DISTRIBUTION
Webcollage by Answers offers JPMA members both full-service and self-service options for the creation of online product demos, product instructions, product training, buying guides and product selectors. Webcollage will also distribute your new content – along with your existing content – directly to your online retailer sites. Make sure to ask about Webcollage’s one-of-a-kind MYO application that allows JPMA members to build a new product demo, make edits, instantly publish to your own corporate site and prepare for distribution to your retailers in just one hour. JPMA members receive 25% off.
Regulatory & Legislative Services
JPMA promotes the safety of your company’s products and keeps members informed about the latest legislative advances in product safety. JPMA works through our well established Washington, DC office to improve awareness of product safety through:
Regular updates on government activity
Representation of member interests before government agencies including the CPSC and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Access to expert legal counsel
Product-specific sub-groups to address regulatory issues and crisis situations
ASTM Standard Development
Child safety is the number one priority for juvenile products manufacturers and consumers. JPMA plays a major role in facilitating the logistics involved in the standard setting process. JPMA maintains the activities needed to keep the industry up to date and engaged in standard development through:
Input into standards development based on risk and hazard pattern analysis
Scheduling and recording subcommittee meetings
Organizing task group calls
Assisting in the ASTM balloting process
Safety certification in major product categories
Product-specific sub-committees to further the safety of juvenile products
JPMA’s well-connected Public Relations department provides the most current legislative and media issues affecting the juvenile products industry by providing the following valuable services to members:
Frequent contact with government agencies relevant to the industry
Industry publicity with trade and consumer press throughout the year
Member electronic newsletter, Connections
Promotion for Baby Safety Month each September
Promotion of JPMA’s Certification Program
Communication with retailers, including ebulletins and newsletter, Retail Rattle
Procure networking opportunities.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JPMA’s website is easy to navigate and full of important information. The Member (ONLY) Section is password protected and is constantly updated with e-bulletins, legal information, and other very useful services. Once you become a member we will link your website to various pages on www.jpma.org at no charge.
OTHER DISCOUNTED SERVICES
Liability Insurance Consultant/Provider:
Product Testing Services:
Intertek Testing Solutions