Wednesday, January 7, 2009

As if The Federal Government Isn't Already on My Bad List...

They might be putting me out of business come Feb. 10th. The more I look into the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Reform Act (H.R. 4040 or Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)), which passed the Senate with overwhelming support, the more I realize that if this isn't changed I will no longer be able to sell my Binkie Clips or any other baby product for that matter. The required testing would cost an exorbitant amount of money and wouldn't be worth staying in business.

Most of the Etsy shops you buy things for your kids from will be put out of business, and even some large manufacturer's won't survive this. This law was meant to protect children, but it will be at our whole country's expense (okay, I'm a little dramatic). Most of the products it wants tested for lead have no chance of having lead in them at all. I would understand a law that required all things painted or made of plastic to be tested, but they are basically requiring all products made for anyone under the age of 12 to be tested.

I just wrote this letter to my local Congressmen:

Form Letter:


Diana said...

I am sorry to hear about this I hope it works out in your behalf. By the way we moved back into the 3rd ward back in April. We bought Leshia Greers home. Sorry I never got back to you about that. But my brother and his family bought my home if you are looking for someone to befriend who ever you know that moved into that ward. Best of luck!!!!

Megan said...

I am so sorry carlie! I just heard about this today from another friend. It seems that this law also makes it illegal to donate used children items to DI or Goodwill unless you have them tested first. It's completely ridiculous! I hope things end up working out for you!

Lauren said...

I need to read up on this! I didn't realize it had already passed. I would love to know if you get a response or anything. Will you still be able to sell to stores or will it totally put you out of business?