Baby Safety Month
September 2009

September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the importance of buying products that are JPMA Certified.

Buying JPMA Certified products means that product went through an extra set of rigorous testing. Once a product passes laboratory testing, it is then marked with the distinctive JPMA Certification Seal –ensuring consumers that the product was built with the highest safety standards in mind. The JPMA Certified Seal on a product’s packaging provides parents and caregivers with added assurance that the product exceeds the traditional standards of quality, safety, and functionality.

For more than 30 years, JPMA's Certification Program has helped guide consumers toward smarter, safer juvenile product purchases. Currently, more than 2,000 products are JPMA Certified in 20 categories!

The JPMA Certification Program, established by JPMA, consists of voluntary standards developed by ASTM International. Manufacturers, retailers, other industry members, consumer groups and staff from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are involved in the development of the standards.

JPMA is proud to provide a certification program that demands only the best. That's why JPMA urges all parents to look for the JPMA Certification Seal on products and packages when shopping for baby.

There is an abundance of material available today for parents and caregivers looking for safety information regarding juvenile products. This year’s Baby Safety Month campaign and the information contained on this Web site provide insight into selecting and using JPMA Certified products, including:

Bassinets/ Cradles Bath Seats Booster Seats
Carriages/ Strollers Changing Tables Children's Folding Chairs
Frame Infant Carriers Full-Size Cribs Gates/ Enclosures
Hand-Held Infant Carriers High Chairs Infant Bouncers
Infant Swings Non-Full Size Cribs/ Play Yards Portable Bed Rails
Portable Hook-On Chairs Soft Infant Carriers Stationary Activity Centers
Toddler Beds Walkers

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read through the safety tips, and a special section just for retailers provides ideas and helpful hints for promoting Baby Safety Month in-store. We invite you to celebrate Baby Safety Month 2009.

Certification Awareness Week Logo

JPMA is proud to sponsor Certification Awareness Week, September 13-19, 2009. JPMA's #1 goal is to promote the importance of product safety, quality, and performance. The participants in the JPMA Certification Program share this goal. Please help us spread the word to moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers across the nation on the importance of buying the best- JPMA Certified!