Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Safety Law affecting Crafter's producing childrens Items

There is a new safety law passed that needs your attention. If you produce any product for children under the age of 12, you need to pay attention to this new law.

You can read the content of the bill at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-4040

excerpt from cafemom

“We are doing everything we can to have it modified to include us, to be fair to us.. but at this point, we are being treated the same as big industry.. and while this will not affect them substantially, it WILL affect us. Hundreds, if not thousands, of crafters across our country will be put out of business. Those crafters are not only an intregal part of not only the local economy but they supply quality handmade goods as an alternative to mass produced and wasteful big box store goods. They will not be able to do what they do anymore if this law does not add an amendment for us. “

You can read the full article at http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1320853/H_R_4040_the_CPSIA_truth_

Sign a petition http://nationalbankruptcyday.com/

Another site for contacting elected officials and sending letters http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/economicimpactsofCPSIA/index.html

This is a costly law, for the small time manufacturer (crafters) and needs our attention.

True, this only affects those making items for children, but this should concern all crafter’s. In this law, we are included with huge manufacturers.

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I'm a grandmother of 1, a ceramist, a ceramic mold maker, a truck driver and writer.

I'm also a webmaster of many and have several blogs.

I help others in designing product, make custom molds and I still do restorations.