Do you make hand made items at home and sell them?

United States
October 13, 2009 6:25pm CST
Ok, just so that everyone here knows it, there is a law that you can't sell toys that you make at home to the public. Unless if you pay the government $500 - $5000 to check it for lead. If you are caught selling toys to the public, without doing it, they can fine you up to $10,000. Many small business people all over the US have had to close due to this law. It is fairly new and I figured I would pass the info on to you about it. We are only allowed to make clothes, and afghans, ect. for children but no toys. I had to do some research today for my mother in law and came across the new law, I couldn't believe how many people had lost there incomes because of this law.
1 response
@maezee (38864)
• United States
14 Oct 09
It's not worth it to me. A lot of people I know, though, make 'hand-made' things and sell them on eBay or Craigslist, and are unofficially "business"-people. I'm not sure if this is illegal, but I'm sure that the laws in our separate countries differ. At any rate, I don't have any TALENTS in making anything..So it wouldn't matter anyway. LOL.
• United States
14 Oct 09
I know a lot of people here in the US that do it for a living, and now they are stopping many of them for doing it. I was shocked.
• United States
9 Aug 11
I see both sides of the coin, yes pple lose business but then kids could get sick. i think they should start a websight of pretested craft supplies for pple to order from