Yet another well intentioned law that was enacted in a response to the lead in the paints in all too many products being imported from China. Congress has once again confirmed my suspicions that the smartest and brightest avoid running for Congress. How many heirloom quality, handmade toys are going to disappear from small shops? Individual crafters will not be able to afford these expensive tests.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Handmade Toys Endangered!
These handmade toys are about to be unavailable for sale. That is, unless I pay to have them tested and certified as lead free (among other things). Last year Congress passed a new law under the Consumer Products Safety Improvement act. This law goes into effect on Feb, 10, 2009.