Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I'm hoping to get everyone to help me take down the Christmas tree later this afternoon. I want to reclaim the lost space in my living room.
I've spent a fair amount of time this morning reading up on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and the effects it will have on home crafters. Here's etsy's piece on the legislation.
From what I'm reading, even the resale of children's clothes at thrift stores would be affected and d-day is February 10th, just a few weeks away. Here's Simple Dollars piece on this debacle. I'm beyond bugged.
It's time to get active and send some emails, make some phone calls, do whatever you do best but let your voice be heard!
Here's an update from 1/8/2009 on the legislation direct from the CPSC specifically dealing with thrift stores and other resellers.
The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children’s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.