Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hallelujah!!!!



Hallelujah.........
The CPSIA has been suspended for one year, due to take effect on February 10, 2010!!

Here is a a tiny bit of the press release...
CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously (2-0) to issue a one year stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements for manufacturers and importers of regulated products, including products intended for children 12 years old and younger. These requirements are part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which added certification and testing requirements for all products subject to CPSC standards or bans.
Significant to makers of children’s products, the vote by the Commission provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for new total lead content limits (600 ppm), phthalates limits for certain products (1000 ppm), and mandatory toy standards, among other things. Manufacturers and importers – large and small – of children’s products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.
The decision by the Commission gives the staff more time to finalize four proposed rules which could relieve certain materials and products from lead testing and to issue more guidance on when testing is required and how it is to be conducted.
The stay will remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time a Commission vote will be taken to terminate the stay.
http://www.etsy.com/storque/craftivism/breaking-news-the-cpsia-mandatory-testing-certification-has--3347/#comment-65790
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While we're still not completely in the clear, this at least gives the government time to amend the poorly written law and to take into account items previously overlooked.
Thank you to all those of you who protested, blogged and wrote to your congressmen.


We did it!!!

16 comments:

my little buttercup said...

YAHOO!!!! We need to go out for drinks to celebrate. Spend a few nights with the hubby, and then lets go out. I am sure you need a break!

Tati's Momma said...

Oh, I am sooooo happy for you. This has been so stressful for so many and am happy that this stupid law has been suspended for at least a year!!! YEAH FOR Hand-Crafters :)

Nat said...

Yay! This is so great- I was so worried for you and others. Thanks for posting!

April said...

That is wonderful! I'm so happy for all of the crafty mommas!

The Arizona Harkers said...

Congratulations!

Breathing Beside Us said...

Good Morning!
Thanks so much for the sleepy e-mail last night! I so appreciate you! lets get sewing!!
XOXO Deb

TUTU Monkey said...

Thanks gals for calling "your people".......The fight isn't over but at least they have time to re-think how they wrote the law...yahoo....

I also love this picture with Sarah's buddy enjoying a hotdog!!

Havefaith said...

Thank Goodness!!!!! love ya Mom

Jane said...

Woohoo!! So glad you are okay for now...we will have to keep pestering them!

bethany said...

wow, super happy right now, what a relief!
i'm also focused, so keep me in the loop.

Ali, Ryan and Rayna said...

I was SOOOOO HAPPY when I read your post! Lets just hope that we can change their minds PERMANENTLY, so we are never faced with this law being enforced.

Celebration is definitely called for! It is a small victory in a bigger battle, but even small victories deserve to be celebrated!

Tanya said...

That is really, really great news! The proposed legislation was actually shocking...and felt very Iron Curtain to me. I am thanking YOU for your activism :-) and tireless effort in spreading the word.

Barley Family said...

This is GREAT news!!! Time to get some new photos for your new items!! Whoo hoo for now!

p.s. I love that photo too of the girls! :)

Kelly said...

Woo Hoo! I can't believe such an imbecilic (is that a word?) law would even get this far. So good, more time to knock it off its block once and for all. Take a deep breath sister....and celebrate! :)

Tink said...

Wahoo! Let's go celebrate! I'm thinkin Arby's ;0). Way-ta-go.

Stefani said...

Oh dana. I just heard. I am so glad. The second round of tutu pics came out great! Will try to send one