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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?

http://www.handmadetoyalliance.org/Home

"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.

-R


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. http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/drooli...

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


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