CPSIA

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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CPSIA Thrift Store Update

February 18, 2009

Yesterday I stopped by one of our local Goodwill stores to check out their children's section. They have a five-shelfe bookcase for kids books. Only one shelf still had books on it. The other four were empty. They also only had about 10 kids toys in the whole store along with a few bikes and […]

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CPSIA Update - No, You Can't Ignore the Law

February 17, 2009

With all of the chatter concerning CPSIA out there, even Rush Limbaugh is planning on talking about it today, there are still plenty of companies that are still completely clueless about the ramifications or even the existence of the law. My Mom went to Kohl's yesterday and asked the manager about certification for a baby […]

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How We are Dealing With the CPSIA Law

February 10, 2009

Because it is possible that some of our products will be certified down the road and we really don't want to extinguish them from our site, we have taken the ability to buy them off the site and added the following note: CPSIA Notice This item has been temporarily discontinued as the supplier is not […]

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Extra! Extra! Get Your CPSIA Toxic Books Here!

February 10, 2009

Overlawyered has a post about the book consequences of the new CPSIA. If you can drive by your thrift store today, you might be able to save some treasures from becoming "hazerdous waste" in our landfills.

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What Does CPSIA Mean on National Bankruptcy Day?

February 10, 2009

Listen in to the live CPSIA press conference in Denver, CO.

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New CPSIA Guidance Issued on Children's Products (It's not pretty)

February 9, 2009

So the CPSC has issued a nice 13-page guide for "Small Businesses, Resellers, Crafters and Charities". If you have had your head in the sand hoping that you aren't affected, read this and realize that you are. If you are a manufacturer that thinks because you don't have to provide certificates until February 10, 2010, […]

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New Ballot Measure for CPSIA at CPSC RE: Lead

February 6, 2009

Update: Ballot on lead levels passes. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has just issued a ballot to clarify the lead rulings in the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety "Improvement" Act). Here are some thoughts: First, this is just the ballot. It hasn't been voted on so don't start jumping up and down in excitement like […]

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Why the CPSIA is Mathematically Bad Law

February 4, 2009

Basically, testing samples doesn't make kids safe but it does make it more likely that manufacturers and retailers who try to do what is right will get caught selling products in violation of the law. Fantastic. Read the article.

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CPSIA Compliance Done Right

February 4, 2009

We have received the first certification from a vendor who understands that this is 2009, not 1996. Wee Believers makes Mass kits for children and actually posted their certification online. What a novel concept.

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