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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120608-524
Induction Date:   June 08, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   BambinOz PortaChair
MSRP:   $55.00 USD
Company URL:  http://www.bambinoz.com/
Rating: 

BambinOz PortaChair

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/08/2012

The BambinOz Porta Chair turns virtually any standard chair (and variations of same), into a temporary high chair restraint solution when needed most. Safe, simple, and convenient it is truly the perfect solution Mom's are looking for.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Infant Travel Products & Accessories 2012 Consumer/Education 6mo. - 2.5 Years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Comfort Durability Functionality Innovation Marketability Visual Appeal
5 5 5 5 5 4

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                        





image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  SGS
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
0094922379283 BAMC01Labeled



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
China

 

About Our New Inductee

Before you buy a product, it's generally common practice to be familiar with what it does, the branding, and other details. We feel that the same rule applies to our "New Inductees" we announce each week, so this section is titled "About Our New Inductee." The information in this section will provide you with a quick yet accurate glance of what the product or service is all about.

The BambinOz PortaChair offers an easy solution as it turns an ordinary chair into a temporary high chair restraint system. Throughout our analysis of the functionality of the product we found that every mother we introduced the product to was well beyond impressed with it. They found it amazing how the BambinOz PortaChair could convert such a vast variety of chairs into a safe, comfortable and most of all portable restraining solution for their infant/toddler.
Image of Tthe BambinOz Porta Chair
"BambinOz’ flagship product, PortaChair, is an innovative, safe and completely portable solution to the traditional high chair. With a patented height adjustable 5-point safety harness and fully adjustable straps, the PortaChair can be used for babies ages 5 months up to 2 ½ years old and can be adapted to fit the widest range of chair styles on the market.

The PortaChair folds compactly and even fits in the bottom of a baby bag, purse or stroller.
"

A special feature of the BambinOz PortaChair is that once it is attached to a chair, no matter how much a child may move while in it, there was no risk of slippage, injury, or any discomfort for the child. It is designed with a 5-point safety harness and height adjustable straps.  Another key feature which Mom's can appreciate is that they can just throw the BambinOz PortaChair over their shoulder or carry it in their diaper bag.
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Additional Details & Perspectives

While it's great for some people who just want a cursory glance at what a New Inductee is all about, there are many others who have a greater appetite for more information. This section is titled "Additional Details & Perspectives". and will provide you with additional details and perspectives associated with the product or service being featured here.

Think for a moment...Most mothers on the average are all too familiar with the challenges of handling an infant or young toddler while struggling to manage chores and other details simultaneously. Although it is a straining challenge to contend with, Mom's generally tend to find a way to manage it as best they can.

As I have mentioned earlier, the BambinOz PortaChair is the perfect solution for this kind of challenge yet there is still so much more to consider that sets the BambinOz PortaChair apart from other products of similar nature. The video below is presented by Ms. Carren Reiger, creator of the BambinOz PortaChair. Her video will will provide a first-hand look at the product and the wealth of features it has to offer.


  Whether you are a general consumer or a corporate buyer, the same rules apply, you want to know the primary details about the BambinOz PortaChair and why you should buy it.

In the section to follow, you will find a Key Features Summary, (also available at www.bambinoz.com), that outlines the primary features responsible for the award winning success of the BambinOz PortaChair.
 


The BambinOz PortaChair is quite literally the perfect solution! Whether you are engaged in travel, dining out, or a guest at someone else's home, the BambinOz PortaChair can be available to use due its being so compact, lightweight,, and small enough to fit in a baby bag.

One of the most priceless uses is when you are at an airport. How many times have you found you needed a high chair at an airport and none were to be found? The BambinOz PortaChair solves that issue.

Key Features Summary:

  • 5-Point safety harness for maximum support
  • Fully adjustable shoulder straps that grow with your child
  • Suitable from 5 months – 2 ½ years of age
  • Unique design fits the greatest range of chairs (both wide and tall)
  • Lightly padded and gently tapered for maximum comfort
  • Durable, machine washable fabric that's easy to clean
  • Eco-friendly - AZO dye, phthalate and formaldehyde-free
  • Independently safety tested and meets leading international safety standards and guidelines
As you can easily see, the BambinOz PortaChair is a perfect balance of functionality and price point while still maintaining a strong visual appeal.
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Independent Evaluator Reports

Image of BambinOz PortaChair.
PRODUCT :

PLATFORM:
Educational Reading Material / Book
APPLICABLE USE:
Hybrid-Use™ for home and educational facility
TARGET AGE:
2-5 Years



This Week's Independent Evaluators

We have called upon the assistance of top credentialed industry professionals to provide completely independent evaluation of the product or Online service in this evaluation report summary, ERS. These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis and produce detailed, in-depth reports resulting from their own independent study and evaluation.

The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from the independent evaluator reports. These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation in summary form, of the primary details conveyed in each report.

ECD Learning Specialist - Board Certified
Occupational Therapist / Associate Director of Autistic Learning Studies

"The title 'The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer' obviously has a lengthy title yet to a child, they are not bound by the measures we as adults use to judge the value of something. What is more important is the fact that the storyline is imaginative, succinct, and simple. It fits the age range intended and well beyond that."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer is a wonderful piece full of colorful illustrations that a child can learn from with with a natural retention from association of experience which can easily be applied in their real life. As I have always emphasized in my teaching, for a child, life experience is one of the most prevalent topics of their conscious as well as sub-conscious thought."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer has taken a specific segment of life experience that is applicable to every family. It takes two imaginative characters that kids can easily identify with, to share a message that is of the highest of importance."

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer delivers and exemplary communication of natural progressive learning. Learning is not pushed upon a child; the storyline carries them through the plot of the story with a gradual progression of the message intended being absorbed by the reader. The more often a child reads the book, the greater the understanding of the importance of the message is instilled in a child."

After completion of my evaluation of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer, I have determined that the book provides an exciting story of life experience which would have a perfect fit on the shelves in retail book stores as well as in the homes of consumers and educational facilities."


Behavioral Analyst / Parapsychologist, (PhD)
Director of Behavioral Development Studies

"The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer is one of a two book set. This edition enables a child to identify and understand the importance of privacy for personal information. One of the biggest assets of this book is a child's immediate response in their learning and understanding the message fully which is being delivered in the book. The result gained from this is an eagerness to share their experience with others and a comfort in new knowledge.

The story structure of The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer creates a point of focus that children can not only identify with but carry what they have learned for many years to come in their life.

For most children, the book contributes to a greater level of creative skills development from identifying with the characters in the storyline. So many actions occur from their use of their fine motor skills to hold the book with their hands, to visual skill improvement from the reading of the colorful pages found within the book from cover to cover."

"In the consumer evaluation event where I observed the response level of the participants while reading The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer , I noted how both mothers and fathers developed a connection as they read the book together. This was applicable with both books and encouraged improvement of the psycho-social development skills of the children."

"In all instances where I observed children both alone and with their parents or guardians, the The Savvy Cyber Kids: The Family Gets A Computer book served as an excellent conduit for development of sensory and fine motor skill stimulation."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate product or service evaluation summary. All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute, Inc..




Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. The information to follow will explore the responses from the participants in our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation of the products available for their review.

Image of a consumer's child participating in the evaluation of the  BambinOz PortaChair.
When it comes to the consumer hands-on evaluation of the BambinOz PortaChair, fascination was the name of the game. With well appreciated assistance of a major chain furniture store, we had the widest variety of chairs ever seen. We only had one sample for parents to test the BambinOz PortaChair with their child yet there were no complaints. Nothing was like this experience with so many excited parents!

When the furniture store offered to provide us with a "...few more chairs to have a more varied variety" none of us could never possibly imagine seeing the number and variety of chairs that were brought to us to assist us. Just imagine having only one BambinOz PortaChair and a vast number of chairs to use for the testing!

This became an event like no other as each of the parents put the BambinOz PortaChair on a maximum of 3 different chairs for their own personal hands-on evaluation. Who could possibly imagine every parent giving nothing but praise about the BambinOz PortaChair.

Despite the long wait for many participants, they patiently waited all the same. One mother even remarked after evaluation, "It was well worth the wait. My daughter was so comfortable and well restrained. I actually had a few moments to relax and think!"

Another mom participating in our consumer hands-on evaluation was so elated when she said, "I love that it can hook up to a variety of chairs - could even be used on a shopping cart since they are often lacking seat belts. Genuis! We're keeping this permanently in the diaper bag."

It became apparent as we observed all the evaluation participants that what mattered most to them was the ease of use and functionality. Price point wasn't even a concern in comparison to all of the other products we had available for consumer hands-on evaluation.

Like everything else we enjoy in life, this consumer hands-on evaluation event had to come to close. In our going over all of the video tapes, feedback forms, and other content, we were all pleased to see that the BambinOz PortaChair passed this segment of our product evaluation without a hiccup.
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A Sampling Of Our Evaluation Category Ratings

The rating of a product is useless if you do not fully understand and comprehend how the rating is reached or what the value of the rating represents. To assist you in gaining a greater understanding of the evaluation category ratings we use, a small sampling of the individual evaluation category titles & rating scores from the complete product review itself for the product or service featured here.

The categories featured in this product evaluation summary, which has been published for public view, specify some of the primary points of how each specific rating score was reached.

COMFORT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The BambinOz PortaChair pulled its weight in this category for COMFORT.  With every chair we used for evaluation using the BambinOz PortaChair, there were no evident signs of discomfort in any manner with the children outside of being comfortably restrained.  Every parent we spoke with and in all feedback forms, the results were the same. No complaints, just straightfoward compliments about the comfort level for their child. The BambinOz PortaChair passed this evaluation category of COMFORT with a perfect score of [5 Stars].


COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

COST BENEFIT is unquestionably a vital part of the evaluation process for any product whether with consumers or industry buyers. In thorough evaluation of the BambinOz PortaChair, we had an immense number of factors all taken into consideration, each having its own significant part in establishing an accurate analysis of the COST BENEFIT.

After reviewing all results compiled in this evaluation category for COST BENEFIT, it was determined that the BambinOz PortaChair earned an exceptionally high score of [5 Stars] in this category for COST BENEFIT.


DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

After over 40 washing cycles in a commercial washer with sandstones to simulate normal wear and tear, the BambinOz PortaChair still managed to appear practically brand new and unscathed. It was clearly apparent that the combination of high quality stitching style, textiles material, and top level color dyes, the BambinOz PortaChair scored high in DURABILITY.

In completion of our analysis of the BambinOz PortaChair for DURABILTY we affixed a perfect score of [5 Stars] in our evaluation for this category of DURABILITY.


EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

EASE OF USE was a tough call in our evaluation of the BambinOz PortaChair. The reasoning for this is that every individual sees things through their own unique perspective/viewpoint. Many other elements also figure in to the equation that can change from one moment to the next.

Despite the significant challenge, we still managed to finally establish an evaluation method in this evaluation category that provided a consistent based result. After reviewing all videotapes, feedback forms, and reports the BambinOz PortaChair ranked an exceptionally high score of [4.5 Stars] in this evaluation category for EASE OF USE.


MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

MARKETABILITY was unquestionably on of many strongest features associated with the BambinOz PortaChair. When you consider the immense volume of high scores in so many evaluation categories, the innovative design, quality, safety and Eco-friendly factors, determining the MARKETABILITY scoring was easy to predict. The BambinOz PortaChair came in with a perfect score of [5 Stars]in this category for MARKETABILITY.


VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Visual appeal was a tough call....at least for us men.  The women on our staff on the other hand were instrumental in helping us appreciate the visual appeal of the BambinOz PortaChair. It was beyond question from our videotapes, feedback forms and evaluation reports that the BambinOz PortaChair, it more than met the demand to pull a perfect score in VISUAL APPEAL. Not just the product itself but the packaging as well.

The BambinOz PortaChair established a well-earned perfect score of [5 Stars] for VISUAL APPEAL.


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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



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