I am sitting here feeling so sad about the things I've been reading. It's really true. It will be illegal for me to sell Silly Turnips after February 9th. There is absolutely no way I can meet the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act . It just won't work for what I do. I recycle fabrics and make one-of-a-kind items. How in the world could I do testing that costs and arm and a leg, not mention destroys the test subject. It's for batch testing and big companies......not for little shops like mine. It's like the government ripped the paint brush from my hands.
It seems so unbelievable to me that parents will only be able to buy toys from large manufacturers. Midsize to small Toymakers are calling February 10th, "National Bankruptcy Day" b/c this will put them out of business. This can not be good for the economy!
Etsy has put together a great thing. It consists of sending one of our toys to Congressman Rush with a note attached saying :
On Feb. 10, 2009 this item will turn into a
Don't let this happen, modify CPSIA now!
He might take notice when all these boxes of great toys for his kids start flooding his office! I'll be sending him one of my puppies made from vintage sheets! You can view more about that here. There are also some interesting videos here.
If you would like to do something or just want more info, then you can click on the bear button at right. You can also add the button to your blog. I feel like if people knew about this, then maybe just maybe congress would listen. Grrrr.