Sunday, January 11, 2009

Save Handmade

The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act will force all toy-makers, even independent crafters with excellent reputations, to prove that their toys are non-toxic by expensive third-party auditing.

"We're all for strengthening the safety standards of mass-produced toys, clothes, and accessories made in China, and banning toxins like phthalates and lead. But this year, congress passed the ill-conceived Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, a law which goes into effect in two months and will absolutely decimate the small toy manufacturers, independent artisans, and crafters who have already earned the public trust."

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