Jan 17, 2009

CPSIA and Home Businesses

I know that many of us like to make and give or sell handmade children's items. In case you aren't aware, the CPSIA has recently mandated required lead testing on every product intended for use by children under 12. That means that I, as someone who sells on etsy and elsewhere, will be required to test my products for lead before distributing them. Prohibitive costs aside, that's just not right.

If you would like to know more about this and how to have a poorly written law removed/revised, please visit some of the sites I list below.

On Obama's site:
Repeal CPSIA
Exempt Home Businesses
Save Cottage Industries

A blog entry I found: The Common Room

The CPSIA site summary.

This law is to take effect and be RETROACTIVE on 10th February. Please consider contacting your state reps and the president elect. This is a poorly written, overly broad law that will hinder, not help.


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