Friday, January 9, 2009

Save Handmade!

You'll see on my right sidebar a new button that says, "Save Handmade!"  The Consumer Products Safety Commission has new policies, set to be enacted February 10, 2009, designed to protect kids from lead in toys.

That's awesome.  The problem is, the testing requirements are likely to put most individual toy makers and small toymaking businesses, out of business.  Click on the teddy bear button to find out more.

I am so concerned about all the entrepeneurs who lovingly make high-quality toys, concerned enough that I wrote my Senators and Represenative, asking them to support small-business-friendly changes to the new policies...changes that will still support high standards of toy safety.

If this is important to you as it is to me, click the little teddy bear button.  Contacting your lawmakers is easy; I did it all online using links in that article.  I know we can't all be passionate about every issue; there's not time!  This one just concerned me, and maybe it'll resonate with a few of you too.


forever folding laundry said...

Thanks for doing that, Beth. It's a law with good intentions but major flaws. I hope the lawmakers listen to everyone and that we can save handmade and small businesses!

Mike said...

Definitely a worthwhile issue!


C. Beth said...

FFL--I hope so too

Mike--Yes, I hope the changes can be made the RIGHT way.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thanks Beth for that update. I had heard about this happening, but never really gave it much thought until now. Will definitely check it out.

Anonymous said...

I am concerned about this too. I know some people who make wonderful baby clothes that will put out of business.