Finally our local newspaper, The Mercury News, is starting to pay attention to the problems with the CPSIA. Yesterday they ran a good article about the possible impact on the public libraries. Close down children's libraries? Ban all children 12 and under from the library? How is this a good idea??? And yet, thanks to this legislation, it may come to that.
On a more positive note, I'm happy to announce that this Wednesday (Jan 28th) is being organized as a Blog-In about the CPSIA. This is the brainchild of two great Etsy sellers, and all bloggers are invited to join in this effort to get out the word about this overblown law. You can see this forum thread for more information and to sign up.
UPDATE 1/26: This morning I see the Merc printed my letter to the editor (the shorter version), but put a typo in it! Yay for publicity, but BOO for poor grammar!
They took out my comma and the word "it" and instead put in "that" -- my sentence as submitted read: "Unfortunately, because the CPSIA was written in such a sweeping manner, it may also mean the end of handmade children’s goods." Oops! Now do I need to start ranting about journalism and grammar?!? Don't get this ex-English teacher started..... I have quite enough to rant about these days, thankyouverymuch!