Regardless of what my politics are, please write your congressional reps and the president about the upcoming CPSIA law. Here's a snippet from the summary:
"Anyone who produces or sells any of the following new or used items will be required to comply with the law: toys, books, clothing, art, educational supplies, materials for the learning disabled, bicycles, and more.
Any uncertified item intended for children under the age of 12 will be considered contraband after February 10, 2009. It will be illegal to sell or give these items away to charities, and the government will require their destruction or permanent disposal, resulting in millions of tons of unnecessary waste, and placing an enormous strain on our landfills."
Not to mention the pocketbook.
I'm all for the safety of children's goods and toys. But an overly broad law does nothing but stifle the rights of the people to give, share, donate, make.