Sunday, February 1, 2009

It Worked!

I'm super excited to announce a victory... at least for now... for the little guys vs. the CPSIA!

About a month ago I wrote a post regarding the new law that was passed that requires all items sold for use by children 12 years and younger to obtain expensive lead testing and product certification.

There was a large movement by the handmade community as well as small businesses to get the law revised to accommodate the small scale manufactures. I and so many others (some of you included, Thank you!) wrote to our representatives, signed petitions, and did out part to spread the word about what a devastational blow this would be to not only our livelihoods as business owners but also our choices as consumers.

Apparently, grass roots efforts are still a force to be reckoned with! The end of last week, the CPSIA announced that they would suspend the new law for one year while they work to revise the rules surrounding what items require testing, when they must be tested, how to obtain the testing, and how the regulations will be enforced. You can read all about it here.

I'll be anxiously watching for the revisions to the law to be announced and will keep you all posted!


sewitsforyou said...

I got letters from the the senators and rep I wrote to from florida and two were similar but at least made it seem like the read mine and one of them seemed like he never read mine and didn't care what I said.woo hoo for the little guys!

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