This article appeared in WBAY on October 14, 2010.
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Juvenile Products Manufacturers
Association (JPMA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010
Innovation Awards Competition. Internationally recognized, the
Innovation Awards highlight some of the most exciting new products in
the marketplace today. More than 100 cutting edge products were entered,
and 10 winners were selected.
The 2010 Innovation Award Winners are:
2 Piece Stay-Clean Silly Squirts
By Sassy, Inc.
Sassy’s 2 piece Stay-Clean™ Silly Squirts are an innovative solution for the biggest problem in bath toys-mold inside squirters! The 2 piece Stay-Clean™ Silly Squirts includes a take apart construction that eliminates mold growing inside squirters. Simply taking apart each squirter allows the squirter to air dry or you can even put it in the dishwasher!
Adiri Ultimate Nurser
The “Ultimate Nurser” is first to be certified to be comprehensively free of ALL artificial estrogenic chemicals. New Petal vent air valve for improved colic reduction and patented cap for leak-proof transportation. Great for moms looking for the safest plastic/easiest breast-feeding transition bottle.
Angelcare VMS Baby Monitor
By Angelcare Monitors
This is the first baby monitor to combine video, movement and sound functions. It allows parents to: See their baby, even at night; Listen to their baby and talk to him/her through the monitor; Be warned if no movement is detected during 20 seconds (including breathing movements).
Biodegradable Wysi Wipe
By Canawipe Distributors Ltd.
The biodegradable Wysi™wipe replaces a washcloth, paper-towel, and disposable wipe. Watching Wysi™ grow is magical. Unroll a durable, baby soft, hypoallergenic, wipe made of cellulose. The only ingredient until you add the liquid is pulp-fiber. Just imagine having a wet cloth ready to use for any situation in a family’s day to day activities.
Dutailier Auto-Lock Mechanism
Dutailier’s patented Auto-Lock mechanism is designed with safety in mind. It engages as soon as it senses any weight transfer to the glider’s arms. The chair remains still until a person’s full weight has been transferred over the entire seat. Incredibly helpful for nursing mothers holding their baby getting in and out of a glider.
Medela Breastmilk- Labeling Lids
Innovative new breastmilk bottle lids allow you to track and label bottles with the day and time breastmilk was expressed and/or the day and time you want your breastmilk fed by. Medela’s Breastmilk Labeling Lids twist shut to seal your bottle and protect the breastmilk inside. Medela’s new design ensures that once you dial in your information nothing changes, even if the bottle is accidentally bumped, or dropped.
OXO Tot Mini Silicone Dishwasher Basket
The OXO Tot Mini Dishwasher Basket is a compact solution for cleaning a variety of feeding and bottle accessories in the dishwasher. The slim profile fits between dishwasher pegs or can be squeezed between dishes in a fully loaded machine. The perforated silicone is designed to ensure maximum exposure to water jets and minimize mildew build up.
Swing to High Chair
By Fisher-Price, Inc.
Finally, there’s a space- and cost-saving solution for parents who don’t want to buy both a swing and a high chair for their baby. Swing features include a six-speed swing with 12 songs and two sound effects, two-position recline and volume control. The high chair features three height adjustments, spill-resistant pad and a dishwasher-safe tray cover. Plus, the added bonus of music and sounds during mealtime!
The First Years Home and Away Baby Monitor
By The First Years
For today’s tech-savvy and value-seeking mom, The First Years introduces its first-ever audio video baby monitor. Loaded with innovative features, what makes this monitor truly exceptional is its easy PC connectivity with Skype-ready connection. Requiring no additional subscriptions or purchases, mom can use Skype to view and even talk to baby from any computer or smartphone with internet anywhere in the world.
First infant sleep system that supports legs in fetal position while at rest, yet also allows natural movement. Features include: SwaddleTech™ Pouch: Unique construction with 4-way stretch fabric; ComfortWrap™ Belt. The compression on abdomen reduces colic and gas pains. This is a technical leap forward in swaddling, focusing on arms and legs.
Products are evaluated and judged on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal and usefulness. Special thanks go to the selection committee of trade media representatives and retail buyers:
Desiree Minor, Baby World
Nanci Gregg, Baby & Childrens Product News
Paul Banas, GreatDad.com
Abigail Tuller, Pregnancy & Mom Magazines
Anamary Connery, The Parenting Group
Megan Padilla, The Parenting Group
Sarah Thompson, Magic Beans
Brenda Robbins, Magic Beans
“Judging the JPMA Innovation awards is always inspiring,” commented competition judge, Paul Banas of GreatDad.com. “I’ve seen a lot of new products, but in every year’s JPMA submissions, there are always a few that really surprise me.”
The Innovation Awards Competition started in 1989 as the Most Innovative Product Contest and has evolved through the years to a highly recognized competition. It was officially named the “Show Off” Product Competition in 1992; however in 2003 JPMA renamed the contest to the Innovation Awards to more accurately represent the focus on innovation.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association is a national trade organization of more than 250 companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These companies manufacture and/or import infant products such as cribs, car seats, strollers, bedding, and a wide range of accessories and decorative items.
For more information about JPMA or the 2010 Innovation Awards contact: 856-638-0420; fax: 856-439-0525; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jpma.org.