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"Help Save Handmade Toys in the USA from the CPSIA"

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message 1: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (unhappybirthday) | 1 comments Anyone seen this?

"For small American, Canadian, and European toymakers and manufacturers of children's products, however, the costs of mandatory testing will likely drive them out of business.

* A toymaker, for example, who makes wooden cars in his garage in Maine to supplement his income cannot afford the $4,000 fee per toy that testing labs are charging to assure compliance with the CPSIA.
* A work at home mom in Minnesota who makes cloth diapers to sell online must choose either to violate the law or cease operations.
* A small toy retailer in Vermont who imports wooden toys from Europe, which has long had stringent toy safety standards, must now pay for testing on every toy they import.
* And even the handful of larger toy makers who still employ workers in the United States face increased costs to comply with the CPSIA, even though American-made toys had nothing to do with the toy safety problems of 2007."

Spread the word.


message 2: by Shadocat42 (new)

Shadocat42 | 1 comments Don't get me started... Selecta has already pulled out of the US market. They make wonderful wooden toys. Other quality makers are sure to follow.

Of course the endless supply of China made plastic products remains unaffected.

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