Good news, all the unexpected publicity this week seems to have delayed the recall. The recall is still in place and expected to go through soon, but this will give the BCIA a little more time to work with their attorney and new PR firm on how to proceed at this point. The recall could still be announced as early as next week, but unfortunately the company involved is no longer being kept in the loop, so there is no way to know exactly when the recall is coming at this point.
Thanks to everyone for all your support! We haven't won yet, but this delay will give the babywearing community a little more time to organize. The recall has not been rescinded and it is unlikely that this will do anything that will help the specific company involved. But at least we may have a chance to stop some of the damage.
The BCIA still needs all the help it can get. Our fundraiser will continue until Monday, Oct 11th. Buy tickets for your chance to win a FREE baby carrier of your choice! Each ticket is only $1 and all the proceeds will be donated to the BCIA.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
We have a winner! Congrats Marie! Thanks to everyone that participated and helped us raise money for the BCIA!!! I really appreciate everyone's support!
I am seeing a lot of confusion out there in the babywearing community about what is going on with the babywearing industry and the call to action in support of the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA). So in case you aren't aware of what is going on behind the scenes in the world of babywearing, basically, the entire baby carrier industry is currently being threatened.
Since the recall of a well known brand of dangerous bag slings, the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission, the agency responsible for doing recalls) is now going after other, safe carriers. The concern is that it wont stop there and that these safe carriers and all baby carriers could eventually be recalled or deemed unsafe. The Baby Carrier Industry Alliance (BCIA) is doing their best to counter this with a logical, legal approach to prove that unlike the dangerous bag slings, these other carriers are safe.
The BCIA is concerned that if this situation is not handled in a specific manner, that it could result in more damage to the industry as a whole. For that and legal reasons, details are not being discussed on public forums and only supporters of the BCIA have all the details. So for those of you that have been wondering, this is why there is not more information available right now.
What can you do?
The legal fees and other costs associated with this campaign are extremely expensive and the BCIA operates on donations alone. So if you are concerned about the future of babywearing, it is in everyone's interest to join together in supporting the BCIA in their work to preserve the future of the babywearing industry. Anyone can join for a small donation and I highly encourage anyone interested to look into it further and support if they can.
As an added benefit, many stores and companies are offering discounts to supporters of the BCIA. So if you are planning to buy a carrier anyway, there is a chance you may be able to make back some of the money you donated joining the BCIA.
What we're doing...
Zerberts is already proud to be a supporting member and we also do offer a 10% discount to all supporters of the BCIA!
We have also decided to hold a fundraiser to raise money for the BCIA! The winner gets to choose the baby carrier of their choice from 4 styles of carriers! Each ticket only costs $1 or get 10 for $9. A winner will be selected Monday, Oct 11th.
Hurry! Spread the word!!! We want to raise as much money for the BCIA as we can! Thank you for your support and good luck!
Buy Tickets Here!
UPDATE: For anyone that has decided to support the BCIA by becoming a member, e-mail me with your confirmation e-mail or information and I will give you credit for 5 tickets once your membership is confirmed!