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Product Reviews / Evaluation Report Summaries (ERS)

Induction Certificate Number:   74020080922-273
Induction Date:   September 22, 2008
Product:   Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher
MSRP:   $19.95 USD
Company URL:  http://www.wupzey.com
Rating: 

Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/22/2008

Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher saves parents time and energy at mealtime. At around 6 months a baby starts to try to feed themselves. They don't have hand eye coordination developed yet. They drop alot of food. The high chair food catcher catches the food before it hits the floor. Parents do not need to sweep up dry foods or wipe up mushy foods 3,4, or 5 times a day.




Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Infant Feeding & Nursing 2008 Consumer 0-2 years Female/Male


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.


Cost Benefit Durability Ease Of Use Functionality Innovation Visual Appeal
5 4 5 5 5 3

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.


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 
  Available upon request
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
  (Not Applicable)
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
 



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
ChinaNone

 

A New Approach To An Old Problem

Mothers across the globe are all too familiar with the age old problem with the messes which infants and toddlers can create during mealtime. You just clean up the floor and then 5 minutes later your child has created yet another mess of crumbs or other materials. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher recognizes this and takes a new approach to an old problem so to spleak.

The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher saves parents time and energy at mealtime. At around 6 months a baby starts to try to feed themselves. They don't have hand eye coordination developed yet. They drop a LOT of food. Now this is where the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher takes care of tghe issue. The high chair food catcher catches the food BEFORE it hits the floor. Parents do not need to sweep up dry foods or wipe up mushy foods 3,4, or 5 times a day or more.



Some Of The Key Advantages

Wupzey Highchair Food Catchers are made of 100% rip stop nylon and are designed for a specific target age group of children. Generally this is ages 5 to 18 months, but this can vary if it is a special needs child using the food catcher. Children from this age group generally are learning to eat finger foods and their primary motor functions for the use of their arms and hands is still most often forward/backward, or hand to mouth. Limited control of the food being handled which oftentimes ends up on the floor or in their laps. When you consider the facts outlined above, you'll find the food catchers helps save loads of time and effort expended in the caring for your child, depending upon their size and abilities.

The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher is lightweight, compact, durable, easy to attach, detach, clean, and can be stored right on the highchair itself. One of the key factors we realized the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher has to boast of, is the fact that unlike materials used by products which are 'similar' in nature, the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher is made of a material which is able to handle far more than just crumbs, it can hold items far larger and heavier such as Sippy Cups and other items of similar nature/weight. No more hearing a Sippy Cup or other container bouncing on the floor. Even more noticable is not just the fact it is easy clean, but it seems as soon as you pull it out of the washing machine, it is practically already dry!


The Pediatrician Says...

The pediatrician who evaluated the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher along with our own staff, found the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher, "quite interesting". As he stated in his report, "This food catcher is like an evolution of the bib, yet it provides so much more value than a simple bib." As I read further into the report, searching for some more valuable comments to share in this evaluation summary, I picked up on a reference I feel really encapsulates the full value of this product and why it is so special. "I came across the fact of this product being independent lab tested.

Looking upon all of the valuable assets this product has to offer, combined with the fact of it being independent lab tested, this provides an assurance of it being a product that is more than just a short term use tool; soon to be discarded.
He went on further to point out, "It may not be eco-friendly, yet it provides a means to a positive and productive end for an extended period of time. A perfect fit for the age group it is designed for and reduces the level of stress for a Mom."

An added final point which is on a different path is how the pediatrician made a valuable point in reference to critical skill development. "I feel I need to put some emphasis on how this product contributes substantially to critical skill development of a child. With a Mom not having to deal with the usual task of picking up things off the floor repeatedly, she is more prone to allow the child to continue eating/playing for a longer period of time."

Critical skill development is a vital part of an infant/toddler's development. The longer period of time for a child to experience the touch, smell, visual, and audible stimulation of the eating experience, the greater the level of contribution to these critical skills. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher provides an experience which other products cannot.



Consumers Put It To It!

Consumers have no hesitation in telling you what they think of a product when given the opportunity and it isn't always what you desire to hear. This being the case, performing random hands-on consumer evaluation of products really tells you a lot. The REAL opinions that let you know just how good a product really is and if needed, how to improve upon it.

We took a unique approach with the hands-on evaluation of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher. I was out sick at the time so I was unable to be present during this segment of the evaluation process, but the videotapes from the evaluation had plenty to say on their own. Thanks to the assistance of a local pre-school in the Los Angeles area, a local supermarket, and our own volunteers from the Los Angeles area, we were able to run a one week evaluation of infants from a wide variety of ages within the target age group, eating in a high chair while making use of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher.

One of the local stores from a major supermarket chain donated a wide variety of baby foods to use in our evaluation, upon the condition of our keeping the name of the store private. This was done to avoid other organizations hitting the store for donations as they had done for us.

From 11am-3pm every day during our one week evaluation period, mothers who came into the store, were able to have their baby get fed with the variety of foods which were donated. We had a very large number of mothers choosing to participate and fill out our feedback forms upon completion of their child's experience with the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher. Watching the videos I was simply astounded to see the messes and abuse kids put the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher through with next to nothing in the way of cleanup off the store floor! The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher proved it's stuff.

The mothers all made comments of how amazed they were at how the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was able to control the mess they were so used to having to clean up. They were even more amazed at how easy and quick the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher proved to be for cleaning it up. As one of the grandmothers expressed, "I wish y'all had this kind of thing available when I was raising my children!" She was nothing short of absolutely amazed just as so many other mothers were as well. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was an absolute winner in this segment of our evaluation.

One of the local stores from a major supermarket chain donated a wide variety of baby foods to use in our evaluation, upon the condition of our keeping the name of the store private. This was done to avoid other organizations hitting the store for donations as they had done for us. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was an absolute winner in this segment of our evaluation.

A Breakdown On Each of the Category Scores Listed


While other organizations will define their ratings in a "blanket" method which simply defines each rating in an overall usage, we choose to take a different approach. Each individual rating that was assigned to this product, based upon our evaluation process, is briefly explained as to how that specific rating score was reached. Only "6" of the ratings for this product are listed below. Please remember that these are are part of a far greater overall group of evaluation categories used for our product evaluation.



COST BENEFIT: Rating Level 5 - Cost benefit these days, whether a corporate buyer or consumer, the rules still remain the same. A buyer has to establish the cost benefit in buying a product. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher has a price point, level of quality and functionality in combination with a unique and innovative design which all up to a conclusion of nothing but the very best in the cost benefit category. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher scores a "5" in this category.



DURABILITY: Rating Level 4 - The durability level of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher showed to be far superior than many, yet just not scoring high enough for a perfect score. In our testing we ran the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher through our standard non-lab evaluation testing. It proved well worth its price when tested not just in an environment with infants and toddlers, but with folks in nursing homes as well with a well above average score! The final analysis in our evaluation of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher in this category was a rating of 4 out of 5.



EASE OF USE: Rating Level 5 - Ease of use was easily established through plenty of evaluations with infants and seniors. No matter what we threw at it, the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was nothing short of impressive. A child can not feel encumbered by a bib around their neck while relieving Mom of those all too often times of reaching and picking up. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher pulls a perfect score in this category.



FUNCTIONALITY: Rating Level 5 - The functionality of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was a no-brainer to determine. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was simple yet effective to use in both an infant/toddler environment as well as with disabled seniors who need constant attention. Not only were the mothers impressed, but the nurses on the facility ward as well with the seniors. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher came through our thorough evaluation with a perfect score in this category.



INNOVATION: Rating Level 5 - Innovation is the name of the game in this business and the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher proves to be one of the most innovative concepts we have evaluated to date. It establishes and entirely new format of bib usage not just with infants and preschool use, but in multiple other applications. The concept of the design and function of the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher is nothing short of impressive. Where similar products are restricted to limited application of use, the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher holds an almost unlimited number of potential applications for use. Original in design and quite helpful as an assistance tool, the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher is an example of true innovation at work. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher pulled a perfect score in this category.



VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level 3 - The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was not spectacular in this category but it easily pulled average in its scoring in this category with an almost in making to above-average In every evaluation environment, the Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher was a "must-have" product that mothers saw as an absolute "want it now!" product yet just not cutting it in the visual appeal arena with the solid color version. The Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher product line comes in a variety of colors but does not yet have the mix to pull a perfect score in this category. It pulled an average score of "3" in this category.






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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