Saturday, January 24, 2009

CPSIA Legislation

I am sure a lot of you have already heard this, but just in case you haven't there is legislation going into effect on Feb 10th which requires all items that are intended for children under 12 that could possibly be put into their mouths to be tested for lead. While the idea of this sounds good, there are going to be strong ramifications. I have heard some refer to it as national bankrupt day. Testing is expensive! So moms who try to make a little extra cash by making hair bows bracelets blankets, clothing etc for kids will be ran out of business. When you do find them they will be extremely expensive. All toys and clothing are going to jump in price dramatically. So my advice to you is buy it now. Here are some links that will give you more info.
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Bonnie said...

No, I hadn't heard a thing about this, Liz. Thanks for the heads-up. Let's see, I guess I'll make all my own gifts from now on, and my medium will be salt dough. ;)

Lance and Nicole said...

The idea of them closing their doors really just makes me sick to my stomach. I had no idea until you said something and I also went to Sweet Pea today and noticed they weren't taking anymore toys or anything (based on a sign on their door). It really just crushes me that it's happening because I've relied on those cheapies a lot lately.