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Can I Sell My DIY Carriers?

DIY Carriers are exactly that: Do It Yourself (For Yourself.) The babywearing industry has many regulations in place to keep mamas safe, meaning that carriers sold in the US must be tested and labeled very specifically. If you sold a DIY carrier and anything happened (even if it was due to a user error by the buyer) you would personally (and financially) be held responsible. While DIY swaps are still very common and woven wraps have less regulations on them than most carriers, it is still in your best interest to never sell a carrier you made unless you fully understand what it means to be legally CPSIA & ASTM compliant and carry the appropriate insurance. As soon as you sell (or even gift) a carrier, you are legally responsible for anything that happens to the child who is being worn.

For more information, check out this page.

While most of these regulations are US-specific, be sure to check your country's laws regarding selling baby carriers, fabric items or items for babies. For example, while Canada does not regulate baby carriers as strictly as the US, they do have specific laws regarding textile labeling which would apply to any fabric-made baby carrier. Currently, Canadian government encourages buyers to only purchase baby carriers that have passed ASTM testing, but does not actually require sellers to have this testing done.

-- Alyssa Leonard - 2016-07-16

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