consumer product safety improvement act

Still Think Buying From China Is A Good Idea?

January 12, 2010

For those of you who thought that the draconian CPSIA law was actually going to keep your children safe, I've got news for you. Manufacturers in China, that paragon of human rights and product safety, have decided that since one poisonous substance has been banned for product use, they'll just substitute another worse metal instead […]

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Your Yard Sale is Now Regulated by CPSIA and the Federal Government!

May 7, 2009

Welcome Reason, Hot Air and Free Republic readers! Apart from this post, you may want to read our other posts on the CPSIA. You may also want to follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to Digg this post with the Share This widget at the bottom of the story. Word needs to get out about […]

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Analysis of the New Retailer's Guide for the CPSIA

May 7, 2009

A new guide has been released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that is intended to help retailers figure out what they can carry without getting fined out of business or sent to jail. The good news: The guide contains nice tables and illustrations as well as summaries of the law which make it much […]

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It's Amend the CPSIA Day!

April 1, 2009

If you haven't been keeping up with the craziness that is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, you can get up to speed here. It reads like something that should be an April Fool's Day joke but it isn't. Today a rally featuring dozens of speakers is going on in DC to try and bring […]

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Help Fix the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)

March 27, 2009
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CPSIA First Communion Compliance - Where We Stand

March 26, 2009
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After numerous phone calls and emails to vendors we have come to the conclusion that most either don't care about compliance because not enough retailers are pressuring them or that they think they are exempt from the law. To date, we have received certification letters from seven vendors out of over 100 that we deal […]

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If Amazon Takes the CPSIA Law Seriously, Shouldn't You?

March 11, 2009

Note from Amazon to its sellers: On March 14, 2009, will remove from our Toys and Baby categories approximately 2,500 ASINs for which we have not received certification of compliance with the lead and phthalates limits set by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”) from the manufacturer. All seller offers against […]

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Senator Vitter Responds to CPSIA

March 10, 2009

Dear (Catholic store owner), Thank you for contacting me in favor of reforming the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue, and I agree with you. You may be pleased to know that I am an original cosponsor of a bill that would reform the Consumer Product […]

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The CPSIA Police Are Real

February 24, 2009

Today we heard from another Catholic store about CPSIA vigilantes. A couple of people came in to their store this week asking for copies of their CPSIA certificates. The store has empty bins and shelves with notes explaining where all their First Communion gifts went because of the law so they were okay. But what […]

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Don't Worry About the CPSIA - This Would NEVER Happen

February 20, 2009

Pretend for a second that the CPSIA law doesn't really say what it says. Then pretend that there aren't "safety" advocates out there just looking for blood in the water. Then pretend that these people won't be contacting your local attorney general or the Consumer Product Safety Commission on their anonymous tip line. Got it? […]

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