Baby Carrier Industry Alliance Partners with Jacoby Solutions to Offer Members Affordable Compliance Solution & Expert Compliance Support through CPSIA Ready

Partnership offers BCIA members a comprehensive, affordable compliance system that meets a core business need and assists their efforts to bring safe and compliant products to market.

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Bill Jacoby, principal of Jacoby Solutions

Ongoing compliance management is a core business need for our manufacturer members and CPSIA Ready greatly assists our members in their endeavors to bring safe and compliant products to market.

Malvern, PA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013

In their ongoing effort to ensure that parents and babies continue to have access to safe, quality baby carriers, the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) has partnered with Jacoby solutions to offer BCIA members CPSIA Ready, an affordable, comprehensive compliance and service solution. Developed by a veteran juvenile products industry distributor, CPSIA Ready enables manufacturers to integrate ongoing Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA) requirements into daily operations to reduce the time and resources required to become and remain compliant and to exercise due care throughout a product’s life cycle. On-demand support delivered by Jacoby Solutions’ team of experts helps manufacturers take the guesswork out of CPSIA compliance.

"The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is thrilled to be partnering with Jacoby Solutions in order to offer the CPSIA Ready complete compliance program to our business members. Ongoing compliance management is a core business need for our manufacturer members and CPSIA Ready provides a comprehensive and affordable service. The program greatly assists our members in their endeavors to bring safe and compliant products to market, with the aim of providing all parents with carriers that mimic in-arms carrying. The BCIA is comprised of industry leaders who are committed to ongoing compliance and safety standards. We are pleased to be working with the very knowledgeable team at Jacoby Solutions as we continue this work,” explains Linnea Catalan, BCIA executive director.

Launched in June, CPSIA Ready provides companies an easy-to-implement comprehensive compliance system which addresses current CPSC requirements: (1) proof of written compliance standards and policies, (2) retention of all compliance-related records for a minimum of five years; (3) assignment of a senior-level compliance manager/officer; (4) a confidential and operational process for employees to be able to report compliance related questions or issues to a compliance manager/officer; and (5) mandatory training on company compliance-related policies and procedures for all applicable employees and stakeholders.

“Compliance is no longer simply about testing. The requirements have changed and many companies may not realize that while their products may be in compliance, their company is not,” explains Bill Jacoby. We’ve combined our experience running businesses with our access to CPSC and industry information to provide CPSIA Ready clients a comprehensive system and unprecedented customer support programs to help them protect, improve and transform their business,” continues Jacoby.

BCIA members interested in learning more about this special partnership are encouraged to contact Linnea Catalan at director(at)babycarrierindustryalliance(dot)org. For more information on CPSIA Ready and a video tour of the system, visit http://www.cpsiaready.com, or contact Karie Reynolds at karie(at)kariereynolds(dot)com.

About Jacoby Solutions:
Jacoby Solutions is a professional consulting firm with a focus on providing a one-stop resource for assistance in making sure a company is “Operationally Ready” for CPSIA compliance. Specializing in the Juvenile, Toy and Consumer Goods space, Jacoby Solutions provides companies with the technology and knowledge necessary to adhere to the current and impending compliance mandates related to CPSIA.

About Baby Carrier Industry Alliance:
The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is an alliance of industry leaders who organized to share standards across the industry, promote educational outreach, participate in research and help small businesses comply with standards. The BCIA works with the ASTM and CPSC to ensure that parents and babies continue to have access to the safe, quality baby carriers that emulate in-arms carrying, providing the greatest benefit to both caregivers and children.