Some thoughts On Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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Original Post

matt says

This Act, which will go into effect on February 10th, 2009, puts forth much more stringent safety measures for products intended for children under the age of 12.

Under the very important auspices of child safety, the Act may have grave unintended consequences: fewer choices for families who are looking for handcrafted alternatives. Many Etsy artists and craftspeople have expressed fears that they won't be able stay in business due to the burdensome cost of testing and certification pursuant to the proposed legislation. Understandably, this is am issue of great community concern:

We have drafted a letter that we will be disseminating, and urge you to use any or all of it to contact your local representatives, and let them know how you feel. No matter what, let's get the word out!

Thanks, Matt

Posted at 8:12pm Dec 10, 2008 EST


Thanks Matt

Posted at 8:14pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Thanks Matt!!!

I don't sell items intended for children but it occurred to me today (after I bought doll furniture for my daughter) that this seller may not be here next season due to the Consumer Safety issue!!

Scary times for a lot of sellers!!

Posted at 8:14pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Thank You Matt

Posted at 8:14pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Thank you, Matt!

Posted at 8:14pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

I'm sure that those affected appreciate your support!

Posted at 8:15pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Thanks, Matt.

Posted at 8:15pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

phippsart says

Thanks so much- I appreciate what Etsy is doing about this.

Posted at 8:16pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Thanks Matt-finally a sign of life from etsy

Posted at 8:16pm Dec 10, 2008 EST

Etsy support is soooooo greatly appreciated!

Posted at 8:17pm Dec 10, 2008 EST