Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Save Handmade Toys!
If you read this blog regularly, you know I'm a fan of handmade toys. I've learned about a new law going into effect on February 10, 2009 that will affect the sale of handmade toys in the United States. This law was designed to protect our children from harmful materials like those that caused the recalls in late 2007. The way this law is written, though, will cause countless companies who were not a part of that scandal to close their doors. The law requires expensive testing on each item that is sold to children under 12, which sounds great in theory. In practice, though, only the companies who were the problem in the first place will be able to afford the testing and stay in business.
Please take a few moments to research the situation and if you feel strongly about keeping handmade toys on the market (and would like to continue being able to buy and sell used clothing and toys) please contact you Senators and representative. You can find out more at Cool Mom Picks and at Handmade Toy Alliance.