Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Speak out about the CPSIA - NOW

There’s an organized effort to have all craft-related blogs talk about the CSPIA today. I have talked a lot about the new law in the last few weeks but now is the time to contact your representatives in Congress if you have not already done so. The comment period as to exceptions and other enforcement details ends at the end of the month. More importantly, a hearing has been scheduled next week to ask Congress to reconsider this law and start working toward revisions and clarifications.

None of us want to create unsafe products for our children but the law is so broad and ambiguous as to include products that have a minisucle to no chance of containing lead or phthalates. In doing so, this law creates undue hardship on the very small manufacturer (crafter).

When was the last time you saw a baby afghan recalled as it contained lead? Or a child's onesie? How about a recieving blanket? I challenge you to locate such a recall.

Want to know more details? Review some of my previous posts and google "CPSIA". The important thing is to ask your Congressional representatives to revisit this issue. The law needs immediate revision!

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