Thursday, January 8, 2009

News, News, News

A recent development in the CPSC's look at the new CPSIA law is bringing some relief to many!
It seems the CPSC has decided that current inventory and used products will not need to have testing done. It is, however, illegal to resell any items that have been recalled ... so if you are a reseller, please double and triple check to be sure that your items have not been recalled.

They have also decided to exempt articles that are wool, cotton, silk, gemstones and pearls. Be wary of cottons that have been treated with chemicals, though. They may not be exempt and many chemicals are not healthy for children.

Here is a link to an article on Etsy with more information - take a few minutes to read it.

This law is still very broad and affects many, many people. Remember, this law affects anyone who intends to sell products for the use of children 12 and under. Including scientific equipment, school supplies (paper clips, paper, notebooks, paint, crayons, clay, etc). So, please do not stop now. We have made a difference and will continue to do so if we continue to speak out.

Let's keep on working to let the government know that we do care about our children and our future, but they and we are all better off if there are incentives for those who do the utmost possible to prevent these things from happening by setting high personal standards and business practices, rather then those who look to make the buck.

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