Arts and Dannas

December 17, 2008

This has been all over the craft world recently: Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA

Basically, because of all the recalls on child's toys last year, congress wants to make testing for lead and such mandatory. This will be considerably easy on large manufacturers, but unfortunately this covers all toys- yep, even handmade. This covers more than toys actually, down to clothing and other things intended for children under 12.

Have a neighbor that makes cloth diapers and sells them on etsy? Say goodbye to that- unless they can come up with the money to spend (upwards of $4,000 PER ITEM) to cover tests to make sure they're lead free.

So here are a few links so you can help.

Save Handmade Toys

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