"What is going on with these large warning tags on my Bijou Wear wrap/ring sling?"
Wraps and slings sold by Bijou Wear are compliant with the stringent safety regulations for baby carriers that are expected to be passed in the US in late 2016.
What does that mean? Our baby carriers have undergone rigorous third-party laboratory testing and meet or exceed U.S. standards. The regulations are not yet mandatory, but Bijou goes to the extra effort and expense to test to the standard. The large "Warning!" tags are part of this effort to be compliant. They will be required on all woven wraps and ring slings next year.
We started in 2015 with our very first sling. It's part of our assurance to you that we care about keeping the babywearing industry healthy and strong by self-regulating even before the regs are passed, and that we care about you and your little ones.
What do you do with it? Please do not try to tear it off; there is a likelihood that you will rip the hem in the process. The product is yours to do as you wish after you buy it. Leaving it on is great. Some people roll it up and tack it down with a few stitches. Some people trim them off. If there's more info to be had about best practices, we will be sure to pass it on.
Peace, love, and monster warning tags,