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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:
www.HandMadeToyAlliance.org and http://Blog.BuyHandmade.org

Save our business, write your congressman, get involved!

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Comment by Connie Mettler on January 10, 2009 at 7:51pm
If this concerns you, especially the government interfering in your small business you might also find this interesting:

Here's the transcript from an interview that Glenn Beck had, sort of hard to follow because it is word-for-word but it highlights how serious and ridiculous this law really is.

Also, I sent an email to Frank Beckman from WJR Radio and he sent me a personal note (I normally get an 'auto-reply' when I send him something).

He said that he has several articles on his desk that address the CPSIA issue and the concerns that I have and that they are PLANNING on doing a story soon!

This is great because Frank always goes to bat for the little guy, especially small businesses and he frequently interviews Senators and Congressmen . . . Thanks Connie for helping get the word out.

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/19911/

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