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Change is Coming

You may have noticed (or maybe you didn’t) that my blogs have been getting posted later and later. Since the vote at the CPSC Monday on some initial exemptions for the CPSIA, I’ve been waiting for the results.

They were just posted to the CPSC site about an hour ago, and are a great starting point:

http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/leadlimitsfr.pdf

Among the exclusions they brought up before (you can see these in my post ‘Possible CPSIA Exemptions), they are adding that untested items no longer fall under ‘hazardous substances’ ruling. There’s still more that needs to be done, however. So head on over to vote on Change.org- the top 10 petitions there will be seen by President-elect Obama’s directly administration (sorry for the initial confusion there on my part).

http://www.change.org/ideas/view/save_handmade_toys_from_the_cpsia

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4 comments on “Change is Coming

  1. Laurie
    January 9, 2009

    Thanks so much for all this good information. I’m finding it to be so confusing with all that’s out there about the CPSIA. I only use 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton thread to make my kids clothing so it seems I may end up being OK. Would you mind if I point others to your site and include a link in my Etsy announcement?

  2. grecowoodcrafting
    January 9, 2009

    Hi Laurie- I don’t mind at all. Hopefully, this will help some others get answers they’re looking for.

  3. Dawn Michelle
    January 11, 2009

    Please visit my website at ReformCPSIA.org. I have set up a petition to present to Congressman Lungren as well as other interested parties. In the 2.5 days the petition has been live I have received over 500 signatures! This is GREAT!

    Please forward these links to everyone you know!

    ReformCPSIA.org
    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/reform-cpsia-hr4040.html
    Also visit: http://www.change.org/ideas/view/save_handmade_toys_from_the_cpsia and vote to get it presented as one of the top 10 issues presented to President Obama!

    Warmest Regards,
    Dawn Michelle
    http://www.BabySproutNaturals.com

  4. Melynda Wilson
    January 14, 2009

    I see that Dawn Michelle posted a link to her site a couple of days ago but she is now rallying troops for a class action law suit and I thought you might like to look at it:

    http://reformcpsia.org/class-action-lawsuit/

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