Monday, December 15, 2008

Help Save Handmade!

Save Handmade Toys

I am not a person who usually gets political, but this is an issue that will effect many people, even me. I will have to stop selling my bracelets or make sure that I say they are only for children over 12. I have also been talking about going into business with my mother to sell her embellished clothes for children (remember these). If this goes into effect that will never be able to happen. I do not have the money to have the items tested or the money to pay the fine.

The New CPSIA Regulations - Everyone Please Take Note!

As of February 10, 2009 anything intended for children 12 and under HAS to be tested by a third party for lead. While this may sound good, especially with the issues we have seen with lead found in toys recently, the impact on retail will be huge. This law will effect all people that sell anything for children. This includes e-bay resells, salvation army (yep no more donating children's old clothes), craigslist and people who have small businesses that make things for children.

I found this article over at Happy Panda interesting and helpful regarding this issue. This article over at Cool Mom Picks & this article at Mammalicious Finds also has more helpful information.

Please sign this petition to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Thank you!

3 Sweet Comments:

Unknown said...

Melanie-I don't know if you've checked your email, but come by Jolly Mom-you won a giveaway! : )

PMKU said...

Thank you for spreading the word to your readers about this issue!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Guess what you won another one! Congratulations! You are one of the lucky winners of a Momtrends contest. You have won an Amy Coe Frame from Toys R Us. You need to email me your preference (brown or pink) and your mailing address.

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