We've come a long way baby! The good news for those of us in the snowy northeast, is that technology has taken the "sit-in" to literally mean sitting in your house letting our computers be our voice on issues. Today has been designated as CPSIA Blog-in Day. With so many small manufacturers and artists' livelihoods (and passions) being potentially squashed with this new law, it is impressive how we have come together and are keeping a bright light shining on this issue.
At comfycozy.com, I've updated my FAQ's page to include a pdf that customers can download to learn more than they probably ever wanted to know about screen printing ink! I called my supplier and after explaining to the woman that answered WHY I was calling, she put me on hold, with a puzzling "let me ask". The owner of the company was great, he agreed to letting me post the pdf on his products. This information should put an end to MY having to test my products again. But, alas, until the powers that be make changes to this law, I'm still on pins and needles, on wether or not I have to find the money to test my products.
Wouldn't it be a grand if Washington showed us a little love this Valentine's Day and settled this issue immediately! I'll send them all one of our glow in the dark pillowcases so they can get a good nights sleep!
If you are a consumer, manufacturer or artist, please share this blog, contact your congressman and senators and be part of the new "sit-in"!
You might want to read an article in Forbes by Paul Rubin, former chief economist at the CPSC, in which he explains why the CPSIA would flunk any imaginable cost-benefit test.