CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act)

We at Baby K'tan share your concerns and desire to provide children with safe and reliable products. Rest assured, Baby K'tan meets the new CPSIA regulations.

We want to assure you that we are aware of these new regulations. We always try to stay ahead and keep informed of all new regulations. Our items have undergone third party testing for all CPSIA requirements including lead in substrate, phthalate, flammability and mechanical hazards. Our products by far meet specs and comply with all regulations. We have in the past also tested for Formaldehyde and Azo dyes and of course have met all specs.

What Is The CPSIA?

The CPSIA is a new law which has created a stringent set of guidelines relating to products used for children under the age of 12. The CPSIA is a very complex law, and understanding it can be a daunting task. Aside from children's products, the CPSIA covers merchandise and products in many categories. The legislation is to take effect February 10, 2009.

There are aspects of the CPSIA that are still under discussion, mostly about merchandise that was produced before the CPSIA was enacted. Our Baby K'tan baby carrier has not changed, nor have we changed our suppliers, factories or anything else that makes up our product. We are actively following up on all new information from the CPSC, and will strive to follow all the rules and requirements of the law.

Resources for More Information:

If you would like up-to-date information about the CPSIA, you can go to www.CPSC.gov and sign up to get notification emails.

The forum found here is a great place to post questions and read up on what other companies and manufactures are asking, saying, and doing.

This is an article that may help you understand more of the retailer's side of this issue: CPSIA, Denial and Retailer's Liability

We sincerely hope that this information helps give you confidence in our products. Please know that we are available and will gladly discuss, and will attempt to answer, any questions you might have regarding this new legislation.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) has issued a warning advising parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four (4) months old.
(See CPSC Warning).

Since its inception, “safety first” has been the focal point of Baby K’tan. Baby K’tan, LLC commends the CPSC safety warning as an important milestone in helping parents and caregivers continue the ancient practice of baby wearing in a proper and safe manner.

The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier has never been subject to a CPSC recall, and our company has always maintained strict safety standards. We provide written instructions and warnings with every Baby Carrier, as well as video instructions and written instructions on our website, so that our customers are well educated on the proper and safe use of the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier. See Safety Warnings (please notice warning #7 which clearly addresses points in the CPSC warning). And, of course, our customer service personnel are available to answer individual questions.

The Baby K’tan Baby Carrier’s unique double loop design was specifically designed so that infants can be held in a more upright position, as compared to traditional slings. This is meant to mimic the position in which a parent would hold a baby in their arms, with the baby’s head at or close to the parent's chest (see photo at top left). Parents and caregivers can also carry infants in the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier in a more upright Kangaroo position (see photo at left).

We, at Baby K’tan, have always stressed the importance of safety. Following our instructions and warnings when using the Baby K’tan Baby Carrier will help achieve a safe and secure environment for you and your baby. Baby K'tan has also joined an ASTM subcommittee to assist in creating guidelines for safe and proper infant positioning in baby carriers and slings.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 866.yes.ktan (866.937.5826) or via email at info@babyktan.com for any questions or concerns you may have.

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