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Monthly Archives: January, 2009

CPSIA Testing Postponed!

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously (2-0) to issue a one year … Continue reading

January 30, 2009 · 2 Comments

Rep. LoBiondo Doesn’t Seem to Get It

After being ignored the first time I contacted him about the CPSIA, his office just called me about my 2nd email. The representative’s stance is that there is currently no … Continue reading

January 30, 2009 · Leave a comment

$150 to Test This per CPSIA

I received a testing quote today telling me my $15 toy to the left will cost me $150 to test, per batch. I get maybe 3 or 4 ‘batches’ from … Continue reading

January 27, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Ebony is Ready

For any new readers, let me give a quick debriefing. I’m making a biplane for my daughter with a Monarch butterfly inlay on the top wing. For those of you … Continue reading

January 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

I Am Hopeful!

This is, to date, the most hopeful thing regarding the CPSIA I’ve seen. From an email I received a short while ago: …(a constituent) was told by Rep Brownback’s office … Continue reading

January 16, 2009 · 1 Comment

Time for More “Wait and See”

This was circulated among members of Congress recently about a meeting being held today: Briefing for Congressional Staff on the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act Dear Colleague: Confusion has arisen … Continue reading

January 16, 2009 · Leave a comment

Snopes is Wrong on the CPSIA

*Edit* January 10, 2012: With this entry still garnering lots of hits I want to point out there have been MANY changes to the CPSIA and subsequent guidance issued by … Continue reading

January 15, 2009 · 14 Comments