Thursday, January 29, 2009

A quote by Daisy Designs from Etsymom team

I just came across a post by Daisy Designs from the Etsymom Street Team, one of the Street Teams I belong to. I have really only gotten back to really working on my business again in the past few months and have not really gotten caught up on many things. I have seen a few posts on Etsy about the CPSIA and the new stricter laws concerning children's items. About all I gathered was that in order to sell children's items, under a certain age, they were going to have to be tested for lead. Which of course when you have mass produced poisoned junk coming from China...and never knowing which poison is going to show up in what product, I can see how stricter guidelines are needed...BUT, there are so many things that just don't have lead in them and never will...Like fabrics to make children's clothing, natural beads to make children's jewelry or wood to make children's toys. So many Stay-At-Home and Work-at-Home moms who are making money to help support their families will no longer be able to host their stores on Etsy and are forced to go out of business.

So, anyways, I came across this post by Daisy Designs and I wanted to share it and pass it along, I think that she did a wonderful job with this! Here is a bit of the post & then you can read the rest of it on the Etsymom Blog...

"As parents and concerned citizens I’m sure most of us at one time or another have been confronted with the question of lead poisoning. But have you asked yourself what your government is doing to protect your children from lead contained in toys? The answer? They're banning toys, taking books from schools and libraries, hurting low income families, killing entrepreneurial spirit and risking putting the economy in an even greater depression than we've seen in decades. I'd like to introduce you to their solution: the CPSIA.

Do you know about the CPSIA? No? Then I ask you to take a few minutes to find out about it."

And here is the full link to Daisy Design's post.

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