The Biz: News Updates

Annual school program gives parents yet another reason to shop the award-winning brand

Charitable footwear brand, pediped®, announces the company will give $13,000 back to over 200 schools enrolled into the pediped® ♥ schools program. Each school will receive a check for a 10% rebate on their total attributed purchases of pediped® footwear from May 15, 2013 to May 15, 2014. The top five performing schools will receive $1,000 as an additional bonus.

Contact: pediped footwear / (702) 567-0311

Join Parsons The New School for Design and Caletha Crawford Childrenswear Consulting for “Making It In Children’s Wear”

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Contact: Caletha Crawford / (917) 355-2970
March 8-9-10, 2014 23 Wall Street, New York, NY, 10005

Installed since last summer in the heart of Wall Street, Playtime New York is proud to say that the upcoming show, the 8th edition, which will host nearly 120 international collections, is completely sold out.

This unique event, which brings together today’s best children’s brands, will explore the theme of light, through trends spaces, art installations
and exclusive entertainment.

Fashion, accessories, decoration, design, gifts, baby gear…an avalanche of new collections awaits you this season at Playtime New York.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443

Family Magazine has announced that Dapper Snappers Original Toddler Belts has won a 2014 Family Choice Award. Dapper Snappers is a toddler belt that only goes around the back three belt loops of the child’s pants, shorts or skirt. It consists of high quality suspender elastic and durable snaps. The “Family Choice Awards” recognize the best in children’s and parenting products. Now in it’s 19th year, the “Family Choice Award” is one of the most coveted, family friendly consumer award programs in the nation.

Contact: Michelle Cazella / (866) 998-8872
Prestigious Award Presented at the ABC Kids Expo

The new HALO® Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper, a safer way to put baby to sleep close to mom, has garnered the prestigious JPMA Innovation Award presented at the 2013 ABC Kids Expo. The dual-swivel design of the Bassinest distinguishes the new bassinet as one of the most innovative ways to keep baby close by in his own safe sleep space.

Contact: Karen Casson / (888) 999-4256
Media Inquiry: Alise Kreditor / (516) 482-4866
Toddler Tech USA expands into the Australian market with the Dapper Snappers Brand

Port Orange, FL November , 2013- Toddler Tech USA has signed a deal with Australian distributor, Treasures 4 Bubs, which will bring the Dapper Snappers brand to all parts of Australia. While they have always had retailers in Australia, this new relationship will make it easier and more affordable for those children’s stores to carry the Dapper Snappers line of toddler belts.

Contact: Dapper Snappers / (866) 998-8872
Media Inquiry: Jen Rodgers / (866) 998-8872

Port Orange, FL January 2, 2014 - Toddler Tech USA, manufacturer of Dapper Snappers brand toddler belts, is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution deal with KidCentral Supply in Toronto. KidCentral is a family-based company founded in 2001 that promotes and wholesales innovative products to thousands of retailers in every province and territory throughout Canada.

Contact: Kathy Matthews, Jen Rodgers, Phil Cazella / (866) 998-8872
Media Inquiry: Jen Rodgers / (866) 998-8872
pediped® plans to open 20 retail boutiques within the next three to five years

Award-winning children’s brand pediped® continues growth with the addition of another retail store located in Beijing, China. The new stand-alone boutique opened November 2013 inside the Solana Shopping Park located at 6 Chaoyang Park Rd, Chaoyang, Beijing, China.

Contact: pediped footwear / (702) 567-0311
Critical Exemption for Manufacturers with Sales Under $1 million and Production Less than 7,500 Units

REMINDER: If you are a registered small batch manufacturer with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for calendar year 2013 and you wish to continue in this status, you must register again for calendar year 2014. By registering, you get relief from certain third-party testing requirements. Registration must be submitted annually. On or about December 1st, 2013, the CPSC will release instructions on how to renew your registration.

For details, visit

Contact: CPSIA Ready / (866) 873-7335