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Friday, January 30, 2009

Breaking News about the CPSIA

Looks like we can all breathe a little easier for a year: the CPSC has voted to grant a 1 year stay on the testing and certification requirements that were causing such heartache and headache. You can read about it here:

http://www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/breaking-news-the-cpsia-mandatory-testing-certification-prop-3347/

As the Etsy folks point out, the fight is NOT over. We must still speak up to be sure that the decisions they make in the coming year are sensible and sensitive to the needs of ALL manufacturers of children's goods, both large and small. I found it heartening that their press release actually mentions handcrafters by name! Keep up the good work, keep fighting the good fight, folks -- seems we're making a difference!

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09115.html

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Yay! Congratulations to all those crafters and small businesses!

Athena said...

Wow! How amazing! Finally, some sense shines through.

Head Bitch in Charge said...

Oh this is so good to hear! I've been so busy I havent been able to keep up with the news on this. Let's hope the news keeps getting better!

giki said...

Hooray!!