Thursday, December 11, 2008

CPSIA


My Etsy Mini this week is showcasing several artists who will be dramatically affected by the upcoming CPSIA legislation. They are only a VERY small sampling of the talented artists who are going to be squashed by this giant and unforgiving governing body who does not distinguish between giant toy sweatshops in China, and Joe Smith in Wachita who carves toys cars in his garage as a hobby.


Small Business Ombudsman
U.S. CPSC
Washington, D.C. 20207
Tele. (888) 531-9070
Fax: (301) 504-0121
E-mail:
sbo@cpsc.gov

If you have questions on how CPSIA will affect your business, please contact the Small Business Ombudsman using the information above.
As of this time, there have been NO exceptions made for handcrafted, one-of-a-kind goods - ALL items intended for children under the age of 12 MUST be tested for lead content by a certified 3rd party. This includes everything from dolls to clothing, hair ribbons to minkee blankets and toys.

The dolls I make are primarily art dolls, so I will definitely be marking them as NOT intended for children under the age of 12.
As a Canadian, I cannot do much about the CPSIA regulations that will be coming into effect.
I am posting this here in hopes that my readers will take a moment to express their concern over this new legislation that will cripple home based businesses.

CPSIA Small Business info

CPSIA Legislation

Ask A Question re: new CPSC Reauthorization Legislation


Christopher Dentel, Inspector General
(301) 504-7644

Office of Inspector General
Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East-West Highway
Room 419
Bethesda, MD 20814

5 comments:

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for stopping by today and the CPSIA information. I believe that every person/vote can make a difference. Thanks!

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Hi there,

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and entering my little giveaway!
I have now drawn the winner, so a lucky someone, is getting the lovely pendant on offer that is personalized just for them!
Please pop back over in a few days as I will be having another giveaway to celebrate my 200th posting.

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KJ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is very sad. I can definitely see how expensive and frustrating this will be for small businesses. Yikes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight. It is very nice to meet YOU! I do quite a bit of shopping on Etsy. I love handcrafted items!

Best Blessings, KJ

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Thanks for posting this information...

Lori Anderson Designs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm pretty worried about this -- not just because I'll have to drop my kid's jewelry line, but because I won't be able to find handmade things that I LOVE anymore.

:-(