Industry

INPAA is the voice of quality and safety for the Australian nursery industry.  It facilitates forums that:

 

  • Educate industry on safety and product requirements

  • Develop safety criteria to support Australian Standards

  • Train industry members in their product safety responsibilities

  • Represent industry in standards development

  • Provide a consultative and representative network for engagement between key stakeholders such as Government Regulators, test houses and consumer groups

  • Provide an Australian contact for International companies seeking information on the Australian nursery market

  • Create initiatives for industry development

 

 

INPAA is an entity providing a range of services within the Australian infant nursery industry. The primary aim is to encourage suppliers to develop infant nursery products that are safe in design and that will be safely used by consumers.

INPAA operates in close conjunction with groups such as Red Nose (previously SIDS & Kids), Kidsafe and the Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative (ACRI).

 

INPAA is the peak industry body for suppliers, manufacturers and nursery retailers within the Australian market. There is a close relationship with the American Association, the JPMA.  This arrangement allows a sharing of information and identification of treads in product safety.  INPAA is a partner with the JPMA in their annual Baby Safety Month held in September each year.  Baby Safety Month - Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (jpma.org)

TESTIMONIALS

Love To Dream

“When I designed Swaddle UP the first organisation I contacted was INPAA. I wanted to ensure I had created the safest possible product that exceeded all mandatory Australian standards. Tim was instrumental in this process then and continues to be 13 years on as we continue to extend our range offering. He is a fantastic sounding board around new product ideas and what considerations we should think about from a compliance and safety perspective. Tim’s advice is always commercially astute, highly strategic and covers all categories in the nursery industry.”

 

Hana Krawchuk

Founder, Love To Dream

The Amazing Baby Company

"The Amazing Baby Company has been partnered with Tim Wain and INPAA for almost 14 years. He has been instrumental in ensuring we deliver safe, compliant, innovative products to Australian families.

Selling safe products is paramount, but the maze of Australian safety standards and compliance requirements can be overwhelming. Tim has been able to help us navigate this process with ease and support.

Being a member of INPAA is important to our company not only for compliance but also to ensure we are up to date with regulations. The regular INPAA  meetings has allowed us to stay up to date and fully informed on Safety initiatives, emerging hazards and potential changes to regulations. It also gives an opportunity to connect with others within the baby industry. Meetings have been flexible and adapted to current changes by offering to attend either in person or via video. I would recommend every manufacturer, distributor or supplier of baby products be a member of INPAA."

Carrie Edwards-Britt

Managing Director, The Amazing Baby Company

Baby Loves Sleep

“Working with Tim over the years has enabled me to expand my knowledge of product safety beyond my own range of products. Tim's advice and guidance has been paramount in helping me improve my products to not only meet the mandatory AU/NZ Standards but to continually review and make improvements.

For brands launching new products, I can't recommend strongly enough the importance of ensuring your products meet safety standards."

 

Malou Villarreal

Founder, Baby Loves Sleep

Upzeez

“As a new comer to the  baby industry, I have had great pleasure to find INPAA as a great resource in getting up to speed, not only for  my  area of interest but also the broader Australian market. It’s been a great eye opener to understand what actually happens behind the scenes. Tim has an extensive wealth of knowledge and is instrumental in pushing for the highest safety standards."

 

Chris Olefuso

Upzeez