Monday, December 29, 2008

Save Handmade

it's been going around the cloth-diaper-making community, etsy and many other craft blogs and forums: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, a new law designed to ensure the safety of children’s products. Basically, it's lead testing for all products intended for children 12 years and younger. It will effect thousands of small businesses because the testing costs are crazy expensive. Sew, Mama Sew has a lovely, well worded post. And i am also using her links to refer you to TAKE ACTION.

Save Handmade Toys

please visit one or more of these websites to learn more and contact your representive to let them know that targeting the entire children's market will not only effect our overall economy but, it will also distroy local handmade goods & toys and small businesses everywhere. it will also take away all of the beautiful wood toys that get imported from Europe.

1 comment:

Alyson said...

I thought of you almost immediately when I first heard about the act - what a lousy stupid act to put in place. Not only are we not going to bail out the average family, but we're going to make it harder for them to obtain handmade or secondhand items for their children. Awesome. I've already signed a petition, and gotten a form response from my (Republican) senator assuring me that he voted fully and enthusiastically for this bill and is thrilled to hear my comments. (I suppose he hadn't entertained the thought that his constituents would be anything but elated about this bill.)


Well, whenever we do have a baby, I'll gladly buy your diapers without any testing whatsoever, and solemnly swear to do so quietly and without litigation. :-)