A peek at what we make
Yes, Christmas came a day early here when I saw this link:
This is a link to a ballot that is currently before the Commission (due by January 5th) that lists the folling as excluded:
Now obviously, I am thrilled over this and plan on having a nice celebration should it actually pass. The problem with it for othersd, however, is that these exemptions are pre-empted with this statement:
[This exemption only applies] to a material that is untreated and unadulterated by the addition of materials or chemicals including pigments, dyes, coatings, finishes or any other substance, and has not undergone any processing that could result in lead content that exceeds CPSIA lead limits.
So while I have always stuck to my guns on keeping my child-oriented toys completely unfinished, there are others who use food grade and child safe finishes. Additionally, while it is great they are considering to exempt those natural fibers, nobody wants to play or use colorless items. There needs to be a way to a way for “the little guy” the use dyes and pigments in their fabric that is both safe and affordable.
And if they determined food grade finishes were safe, too…well, that would be pretty nice of them 🙂