From my mailbox from jeweler Joseph Ignaczak:
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) requires testing for lead for any product intended for children 12 and under. Toys and clothing are particularly affected. Every single component has to be certified and then after it is assembled, the completed product has to be certified!!! This is going to severely affect the Art & Craft show business.
This law takes effect on Feb 10 '09 and is going to put thousands of small and home-based businesses OUT of business.
Here are a couple of links:
Save our business, write your congressman, get involved!