Some potentially good news re: CPSIA, but not much
First, a story from ABC.
And a comment copied from FI because I can’t say it any better: “Had you checked his assertion against the language of the law, you would know that the exemptions currently proposed are the only exemptions that have even been suggested to date, and they are not yet approved. Furthermore, these exemptions will do little to spare consumers from enormous price increases that will result from this law. These costs are enormous and will undoubtedly be passed on to consumers while providing no additional protection for children.”
And now the semi-good news. A memo released Wednesday recommended that some natural materials be exempted. Wood, natural fibers, some jewels, etc. If unpainted, unfinished, and untreated.
So that’s a start, and lets some wooden toy makers off the hook – yay. But unless I want to start selling the most boring carriers ever, it doesn’t do much for me! (And still leaves diapers – even those made from undyed materials and without fasteners of any kind – because diapers must be sewn with poly thread to have any reasonable lifespan.)
BUT it is a start.