I cannot believe this law is pending.....

@busyB4 (875)
United States
January 16, 2009 9:52pm CST
Have you heard of the new law they are trying to pass with the CPSIA on the children under 12 items?! I am all for safety of toys and things children put in their mouths, but this wide range they are considering will shut down SO much of what is left of our economy!!!!It is ridiculous the way this law currently reads! If it passes as it currently stands, all childrens items will have to be tested for lead content after Feb 10th. And that means each component of an item- for example a childs shirt- the fabric, the buttons ,the embellishments, the thread would all have to each be tested for lead! From what I am reading those costs can be from $400. to near $1000. and each change of the content or new lot would have to be tested. From what I read what is on the store shelves now would not be able to be sold?! SO just sit back and think of all the businesses that make any sort of item for children having to face these kind of fees for testing. What do you think it will do to major business and small business?? You can look at their website to read more on this... Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
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• United States
17 Jan 09
I think that $400.-$1000. for testing is a small price to pay for our childrens health . If these regulations are not put into effect, now, the long term effect of children becoming sick will me much, much more costly in the long run. So anythig that can be done to prevent my child from getting lead poison, cancer , learning disabilities , etc , etc , I am for it . We need to let the manufactures know that we are not going to put our childrens health at risk anymore just so then can make more profit. Cheryl
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I understand what you are saying here. I just think that they are not very specific as to when the testing begins. If a fabric , will it be tested BEFORE we purchase it for making items or will that lie on the purchaser since fabric in itself is not just a child item??! From what I understand by talking with them, this law is still "in the works" as far as them deciding where the start and finish to the testing will be. Thanks for your response
@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
17 Jan 09
test now, and save lots of money in the future, or ignore it and pay the price.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
13 Feb 09
thank you for your response.