CPSC & CPSIA new laws bad fo all handmade children's items

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Here are links for any & ALL to read up on the law :
First see the STORQUE article, www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/handmade-childrens-items-unintended... .
If you want to try to interpret the law yourself here are some of the government links :
A copy of the actual law as it stands today: frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_public_...

The original bill proposal : www.cpsc.gov/cpsia.pdf

The general CPSIA website : www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/cpsia.html

Standard Operating Procedure for Determining Total Lead : www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/CPSC-CH-E1001-08.pdf

Original CPSIA FAQs with the definitions of what is considered to be a child's product (hint ever heard of the "court of public opinion"): www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faq.html#educational

Most recent updates to FAQs : www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/newfaqs.pdf

How CSPIA effects existing inventory & by logical extension vintage, resale, & recycling of children's items :
www.cpsc.gov/library/foia/advisory/317.pdf &
cpsc.gov/library/foia/advisory/322.pdf

List of product lines that the CPSC DOES NOT have Jurisdiction for. So if your type of products are not on the list & the CPSIA considers your products to appeal to or be made for children you will be required to test for at least lead.
www.cpsc.gov/businfo/notcpsc.html

List of accredited labs for testing www.cpsc.gov/cgi-bin/labapplist.aspx BTW only 18 of the 79 are in the USA all others are overseas.

or try
thomas.loc.gov/
Then search:
H.R.4040
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate) ~ make sure you read all sections including the references at the end.

The law is ambiguous at best, so be prepared to consult a lawyer as to how this might impact on your business or your ability to buy handmade products for children.

After you have read all this, & consulted who you can MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD on how you feel on the subject.
Here's a way to contact your representatives.
www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
&
writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

Posted at 11:35pm Dec 23, 2008 EST

jewelrydesignsbyME says:


Original CPSIA FAQs with the definitions of what is considered to be a child's product (hint ever heard of the "court of public opinion"): www.cpsc.gov/about/cpsia/faq/faq.html#educational

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Yeah, it's called a lynch mob.

Posted at 5:58am Dec 25, 2008 EST

Just posted a CPSIA-themed treasury...

www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=28934

Posted at 1:45pm Dec 25, 2008 EST

scire4 says

marking

Posted at 6:56pm Dec 27, 2008 EST

I am curious.....

How does this effect items sold at second hand shops, used thrift shops, garage/yard sale, hospital and animal shelter used shops..... Even places that sell antiqued stuff?

My son went to Canada a few years ago, What happens if he buys something meant for a kid, can he get in trouble for bring it across the boarder and back to the U.S.???

Is it just the seller that gets in trouble or will the buyer get in trouble, knowing that they are breaking the law, buying it for a kid under 12?

Posted at 7:52pm Dec 27, 2008 EST

Someone asked a question and I had no idea how to answer it...

What happens if you live in the U.S. and make children stuff and sell it on the internet to only other, non U.S. Countries.

Can you get in trouble?

Posted at 8:02pm Dec 27, 2008 EST

what if the materials I use already have a new AP seal and a Non-toxic seal like the polymer clay I use in sculpting my babies OR the 100% nylon tulle I use in my kids tutu's?

Posted at 8:34pm Dec 27, 2008 EST

dmollison says

ArtisansGifts
ArtisansGifts says:
Someone asked a question and I had no idea how to answer it...

What happens if you live in the U.S. and make children stuff and sell it on the internet to only other, non U.S. Countries.

Can you get in trouble?

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Yes, I think one can get in trouble, but I don't remember where I read that. Don't quote me on this....Sorry...wish I was more helpful.

Posted at 8:39pm Dec 27, 2008 EST

send one of your kids items to the new president of the USA and tell him we are sending it to him free of charge because we are having to get rid of all our crafts BEFORE Feb 10th because of the new law. Tell him the he needs to decide what to do with it BEFORE it is labeled Hazzard materials and the epa descends on the White House in HasMet suits

Posted at 8:39pm Dec 27, 2008 EST