Friday, December 5, 2008

The CPSIA

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has passed legislation known as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).
http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.html
This is going to seriously change my business. While I agree that there needs to be some regulation, and that the safety of our children is of the upmost importance, I am very upset. I enjoy making items for children, but will not be able to afford to comply to the testing regulations, nor the penalties if caught not complying completely to this law. I believe it is overkill. Here is a blog post that pretty much sums it all up. Please have a read!

Here are some great links

To contact your Representative:

https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

To contact your Senator:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

To contact Nancy Pelosi:

http://speaker.house.gov/contact/

To sign the online petition:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/economicimpactsofCPSIA/

To join the Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=38306568596

And if you would like to read more on the CPSIA:

http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.html

2 comments:

kim & co. said...

Wow. I hadn't heard anything about this. Will definately write some emails. . .

*jamie* said...
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