What Is CPSIA and Why Is It BAD?

This is an issue that affects everyone, from consumers to small independent retailers & manufacturers. Please be aware and take action.... There is excellent information available on this issue at http://coolmompicks.com/savehandmade/.

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1 comment:

  1. Here is some new news..they have granted a one year stay of testing requirements while they iron out some of the bugs in the Act.

    from the site CPSC site:
    "The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission. However, all businesses, including, but not limited to, handmade toy and apparel makers, crafters and home-based small businesses, must still be sure that their products conform to all safety standards and similar requirements, including the lead and phthalates provisions of the CPSIA.

    Handmade garment makers are cautioned to know whether the zippers, buttons and other fasteners they are using contain lead. Likewise, handmade toy manufacturers need to know whether their products, if using plastic or soft flexible vinyl, contain phthalates. "

    Here's the link:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09115.html

    Yea! This means they are listening to use...and I can continue to sell handknitted baby items in my shop!

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"The thing is, retail design is driven by psychology. It is by manipulating space, visuals, lighting, sound, smell, and mood that we influence customers to enter, stay, browse, buy, and return. It is an endless exercise in change, endurance, growth, education, and imagination that enables retailers to stay on top of their game and at the forefront of their customer's minds. Yes, what you sell IS important - but even the very best merchandise won't sell at full price if it's presented in torn boxes on dirty shelves in a store that is too crowded to turn around in. Visual impact is a huge part of business, and utilizing the principles that have been proven to work can help you build a better business." ~ DWK