Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Help save the pretty things

Some of you may have already heard about the new upsetting new laws passed. If not, basically the CPSC passed with good intentions, but not thought through Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act , which is requiring costly mandatory testing on ALL handmade children's products. In 2 months, if you don't act on this NOW the handmade products we all love will no longer be available. This means that most of the lovely products featured on Simple Finds will no longer be available and considered illegal to sell. Whether it's a hair bow, child's shirt, sling or a toy... They will be put to a end.
Cool Mom Picks did a great job of explaining this HERE.

We are asking for your help to keep the handmade community alive. Here's what you can do:

-Find your congress person and senators and write a letter like the sample here, particularly if they serve on the consumer protection subcommittee.
-Send a letter directly to the CPSC.
-Join the Handmade Toy Alliance and check out their proposed changes to the act which make a whole lot of sense.
-Spread the word to everyone you know who cares about helping the little guy, particular in today's economy.

This will only take a few seconds & all the handmade companies that have sponsored ALL the awesome giveaways on Simple Finds would greatly appreciate it.

If you have Facebook you can also join us HERE to help spread the word.
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Mom101 said...

Thanks so much for helping to get the word out Christie! I'm hoping we get an 11th hour stay of execution, so to speak.

Liz from Cool Mom Picks

Cecilia said...

Thanks for posting about this! We now have a Facebook group for the Handmade Toy Alliance-
Anyone can join here:

Cecilia, Craftsbury Kids

Christie said...

Thanks Liz & Cecilia:) We're here to help... let us know if there's anything else we can do!

x-ray fluorescence said...

I've been worried about this too, I still stand to lose a big chunk of my market if worse comes to worse.
I really hope the act can be changed to protect both handmade toys AND kids from unsafe products...

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