Thanks to chichiboulie over at Etsy.com for mentioning this:
Today is a “blog-in” by people concerned about the upcoming CPSIA law. That’s a law which looks to strongly affect the use and sale of countless items that kids might come in contact with, by ordering expensive testing for lead content. It takes effect on February 10th. (At this writing Rings & Things has an informative link up on its home page.) Over 300 bloggers have joined in; will you?
Here’s some information from chichiboulie:
“As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They’re banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we’ve seen in decades. I’d like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.
“Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it.
“The CPSIA stands for Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new set of laws that will come into effect on 10 February, 2009 and will impact many, many people in a negative way. Make no mistake, this is very real. View it for yourself. If Forbes, the American Library Association and numerous other media are paying attention, perhaps you should too.
“How will these new laws affect you? Well, here are a few examples…” [read more]