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Friday, January 30, 2009

Great News on the CPSIA Front!

Whoo hoo! This is a true reflection of the power of people banding together to create change!!
Effective today, the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued a press release indicating that it is issuing a one year stay of testing and certification requirements for certain products covered by the CPSIA law passed last August (please see my previous posts for a synopsis of the issue).
The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission. However, all businesses, including, but not limited to, handmade toy and apparel makers, crafters and home-based small businesses, must still be sure that their products conform to all safety standards and similar requirements, including the lead and phthalates provisions of the CPSIA.
For more details, click HERE. The information herein was provided courtesy of the CPSC press release issued earlier today.


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