Testimony delivered during U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Priorities Hearing follows the agency’s published statement to “Expand Scope of Infant Pillow Ban” April 28, 2022 – The Breastfeeding & Infant Development Support Alliance calls on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recognize the important role “nursing pillows” play in promoting [...]
About BFIDSAWe are a growing group of manufacturers, retailers, breastfeeding advocates, medical professionals, and like-minded stakeholders with a shared goal: protect the future of safe Infant Feeding Support products, including those loving called nursing pillows by moms, caregivers, and healthcare representatives.
The ASTM Infant Feeding and Support Products Scope Task Group will meet on April 26, 2022, to discuss the scope of products to be included under the proposed infant feeding and support products voluntary standard. The meeting will be led by Scope Task Group Co-Chairs Bill Baxter and Nancy Cowles. Anyone interested in participating [...]
The ASTM Infant Feeding and Support Products Incident Data Analysis Task Group met on March 31, 2022, to review and discuss incident data related to infant feeding and support products. The meeting was led by Task Group Chair Amy St. Germain. Twenty-five people participated in the meeting, including Tim Smith, Division of Human Factors, [...]
The Breastfeeding and Infant Development Support Alliance (BFIDSA) today submitted draft testimony to be delivered during the CPSC’s upcoming Public Hearing on FY 2023-2024 Agenda and Priorities on April 27, 2022. During the testimony, we will share data demonstrating the value of Breastfeeding and Infant Support products, including “nursing pillows,” and the critical role they [...]
The CPSC on March 28, 2022 released its 2023 Performance Budget Request to Congress. That request provides insight into the agency’s proposed priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and most notably includes a line item to Expand Scope of Infant Pillow. This line item signifies a significant threat to the entire infant pillow category, which [...]
The CPSC issued a notice of public hearing “to receive views from all interested parties about the Commission's agenda and priorities for fiscal year 2023, which begins on October 1, 2022, and for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, 2023.” The hearing, which will be held virtually, is scheduled for April 27, [...]
On March 8, the ASTM F15.16 subcommittee initiated the process of creating a safety standard for feeding and infant support pillows. The process is separate from ongoing efforts to create a safety standard for infant loungers. All meetings are open to the public, and interested stakeholders are invited to participate. We will continue to [...]