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JPMA serves as a gateway to a variety of business and professional development benefits. We understand that our members require a certain amount of guidance from experts in the industry. JPMA Associate Members offer services that support the needs of industry manufacturers. 

The following organizations have made a commitment to JPMA and our industry by joining the association. JPMA does not endorse or certify services provided by any third party entity or sponsor.

Testing Labs
Marketing, Communications & PR
Consultants
Insurance
Law Firms
Publications & Online Content Providers
Service Providers

 

Testing Labs

Intertek

Total Quality. Assured.

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Intertek’s network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

 

Intertek is an approved JPMA Certification Program testing laboratory and offers discounted testing pricing for JPMA Certification Program participants.


Contact: Tim Davis
               847.871.1059 
               
tim.davis@intertek.com

SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 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. We can work with you at the concept, design and prototype stages, customizing product safety and quality assurance solutions across your supply chain.

 

SGS is an approved JPMA Certification Program testing laboratory and offers discounted testing pricing for JPMA Certification Program participants.

 

JPMA Member Special – SGS also offers testing discounts to members.

Contact: Scott Nesson
               International Sales & JPMA Administrator
               201.247.9337
               scott.nesson@sgs.com

 

STC

Established in 1963 with Headquarters in Hong Kong, STC is a non-profit Independent Testing Inspection and Certification organization. With a global network of labs and offices including our newest acquisition of Benchmark Laboratory in Wayne NJ and worldwide certification including CPSC/CPSIA and FCC in the US, Health Canada, Japan and in addition being the 1st and only non-governmental lab designated for China CCC testing on Toys & listed Juvenile products, Lighting and IT equipment in China since 2015.

Contact: Norman Aronowitz
               Director of North America
               862.229.6388
               normanaronowitz@stc.group

 

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services

 

Bureau Veritas is the leading Testing, Inspection and Certification provider for the global consumer product and retail markets.  As an approved JPMA Certification Program testing laboratory, Bureau Veritas can conduct performance testing for compliance to the JPMA certification program.  Bureau Veritas has over 30 years of technical experience and more than 20 years of active participation in ASTM subcommittees. This background enhances our ability to provide quality assurance services that will help strengthen and protect your brand by minimizing the risk of recalls, returns and complaints. Our “one-stop” quality assurance services include quality and safety evaluations, consulting, design evaluations, testing to worldwide standards, inspections, factory audits, and social accountability services. Learn more at: www.bureauveritas.com/cps

 

Bureau Veritas is an approved JPMA Certification Program testing laboratory and offers discounted testing pricing for JPMA Certification Program participants.



Contact: Megan Bunn
              Client Relations Manager
              716.505.3697
              megan.bunn@us.bureauveritas.com

 

Modern Testing Services

 

Modern Testing Services is a global, strategic partner for fast, accurate, and cost effective quality assurance solutions in the consumer products industry. Utilizing our expertise throughout the sourcing process increases speed-to-market efficiency, decreases costs, and better positions your products to meet or exceed customer expectations. When ship dates must be met or profits jeopardized, MTS is committed to helping clients protect their brand image by providing comprehensive product knowledge vital to making timely critical business decisions. Learn more at: www.mts-global.com.

Contact: Mike Hassler
              Mechanical Engineer - Modern Testing Services, LLC
              603.630.4220
              mike.hassler@mtsus.com

  

Marketing, Communications & PR

3 Peas Baby Marketing


3 Peas Baby Marketing provides marketing services to the juvenile products industry using a well-seasoned team of experts in the areas of public relations, social media, and digital media management. The team is trusted by brands as large as Cheerios and Tylenol to help manage their communications, but also have packages that are geared towards start-up and smaller businesses. Unique to 3 Peas is a 20+ year history of most team members within the field as well as five locations and compliance training/services that help you navigate regulation within the industry, the FTC, and related entities that can affect this industry.

JPMA Member Special – JPMA members receive a complimentary social media analysis.

Contact: Amanda Vega
              480.275.9797 
              amanda@babyproductmarketing.com


ROTH Capital Partners



ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S.  For more information on ROTH, please visit www.roth.com.


Contact: Paul Zaffaroni
              949.720.7174

 

Insurance

York-Jersey Underwriters

York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc

York-Jersey Underwriters has been in business since 1926 and has over 40 years experience with the Juvenile & Toy Industry. We are an independent insurance agency that is directly affiliated with JPMA and licensed in all 50 states. Our Liability Insurance Program for the Juvenile & Toy Industries offers A++ rated insurers, variable rates based on sales projections, Worldwide Coverage, Product Recall with a $250,000 limit, increased limits to meet all Vendor Requirements and many more coverage’s designed specifically for this industry.

Contact: Robert Witkin
               800.392.6958 Ext. 331
               www.toy-insurance.com

Law Firms

Stinson, Leonard Street


Stinson Leonard Street's Children's Products Group has extensive experience in the consumer and juvenile products industry. Our experience includes evaluating product warnings and labels for compliance with regulations promulgated by the CPSC and other agencies, providing risk management strategies, protecting intellectual property rights, consulting on "truth in advertising" laws, providing guidance on product recalls, and defending product liability claims. We have the knowledge and experience to help manufacturers and distributors of children’s products of all types to navigate the unique regulatory and intellectual property issues specific to the children's products industry.  Through our "Children's Products: From Idea to Production" program, we also help new enterprises position themselves for success and growth by helping them structure their new company and develop sound governance practices.

Contact: Michelle Corrigan
               314.259.4571
               michelle.corrigan@stinson.com

Michelman & Robinson LLP


Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R) is a national law firm and a leading authority on legal and business issues impacting the juvenile products industry particularly concerning children’s apparel, accessories, and furniture. Clients rely on M&R to advise on and litigate copyright and trademark claims and an array of contract disputes, including those related to purchase and sale, license, and sales representative agreements, terms and conditions of sale, and minimum advertised price policies. We also frequently represent manufacturers of children’s goods on compliance matters. For more information, please visit www.mrllp.com.


Contact: Jeremy Richardson
               212.659.2557
               jrichardson@mrllp.com

Lawrence Kamin Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC



Lawrence Kamin Saunders & Uhlenhop LLC is a Chicago-based law firm with national experience representing children’s product and other manufacturers in product liability, employment, and general commercial litigation and corporate governance.


Our Product Liability Group has acted as client representatives to the Product Liability Action Council (“PLAC”), chaired the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”) Children’s Products Liability Specialized Litigation Group, spoken and presented at the DRI's renowned product liability conference, and currently acts as the JPMA-DRI Child Product Liability Law National Liaison Coordinator and State Liaisons for Illinois and Wisconsin.


Contact: John Monical
               312.924.4262
               jmonical@lksu.com

 

Publications & Online Content Providers

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine


Pregnancy & Newborn has been a trusted magazine and online destination for expectant and new moms for more than a decade. Delivering relatable reads, hot maternity and nursing fashion, and real-mom reviews of the latest baby gear, we’re a top resource for smart, savvy women as they navigate the life-changing 21 months from conception through baby’s first birthday. As the only national monthly pregnancy title, we offer advertisers direct access to their niche market. Find us on newsstands and at pnmag.com.


Contact: Harry Zegers
              Publisher
              Pregnancy & Newborn
              
770.226.8455
              harry@pnmag.com

Gugu Guru

Gugu Guru is a baby registry “discovery site” that makes free, unbiased and highly personalized product recommendations based on a parent’s answers to a fun lifestyle quiz.  In addition to product recommendations, Gugu Guru’s team offers help along the way including registry advice by request for new parents. The company recently launched its Concierge service in partnership with buybuy BABY. Offering three affordable packages, Gugu Concierge does all the research; hand-picking the best products for parents based on their profile. Gugu Concierge registry experts also walk parents through product selections so they understand why those products are the best fit.

 

Baby & Children's Product News

 

Baby & Children's Product News Trade Magazine connecting retailers with product manufacturers since 2002. We are experts in helping companies with new product launches using our marketing channels in print, online and social media to reach buyers. Baby & Children's Product News Magazine is the Industry's #1 Trade Publication. 

 

Contact: Lori Fisk-Conners
               Publisher
               
lori@babyandchildrensproductnews.com
               www.babyandchildrensproductnews.com

 

Service Providers

Triad®



Triad is a global media, creative and technology partner that specializes in growing brands in all retail environments. From consulting and creative content, to media buying and analytics, Triad helps brands uncover insights into their customers’ shopping behaviors. Since 2004, retailers including Walmart, Sam’s Club, CVS and Bed Bath and Beyond, have relied on Triad to create new revenue streams that don't rely solely on selling products. Triad is a WPP-owned company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Rogers, Arkansas. To learn more, visit www.TriadRetail.com

Castus



Castus helps organizations navigate the complexities of global business development. We identify prospects, negotiate partnerships, and build global distribution networks for our partners. Castus uses a strategic and measured process built on data and personal knowledge, to provide valuable insights that save time and money. We have years of experience successfully managing multi-million dollar accounts and closing hundreds of sales, which means we can train and educate your team in areas like customer segmentation, business development best practices, and step-by-step sales processes.


Contact:
Damon Claus
               Managing Director
              
dclaus@castusglobal.com
              
www.castusglobal.com

 

Stericycle Expert Solutions

 

Stericycle, Inc. is a global business-to-business services company that provides highly specialized solutions to commercial businesses of all sizes. Founded in 1989, Stericycle has consistently grown to become a leader across a range of complex and highly regulated market sectors. With over 19,000 employees operating from 550 global locations, Stericycle is the partner of choice for many global brands.

Stericycle Expert Solutions is a true business partner — an on-call extension of each customer’s team with a staff standing ready to guide companies through the recall, retrieval, return, and audit processes. Our team provides the most comprehensive range of reputation management services across the globe. This comprehensive suite of highly focused services provides global and local expertise before, during, and after a recall threat. Stericycle has the right resources in the right locations to manage any recall challenges with speed and accuracy.



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