Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act
Heard of it?
If you haven't I highly recommend you look into it.
My bear here will lead you to just some information but here is the government website if you're interested.
What it basically says is that anyone who sells products intended for children age 12 or younger must first have those products tested for lead content. This includes everything from clothes to toys. AND the expense is on the retailer. If the product you make or sell has an even slightly remote chance to contain lead (buttons, zippers, snaps included) then it must be tested.
Another example of legislation that is well intended but poorly implemented. I encourage all of you to learn more about this new requirement and help by contacting your congresspeople and senators.
There is some good information at the following places on the topic.
Senator Jim DeMint's Blog : CPSIA Improvement Act
Cool Mom Picks : Help us Save Handmade (they are the source of the cute little bear that's been added to the corner)
Point Reyes – Coast Camp to Glen Camp Loop
3 years ago