Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Help save handmade toys

I'm a huge fan of Etsy, a website for buying and selling handmade goods. (If you haven't checked it out yet, do it now - you'll love it.) The Etsy community, and other makers of handmade children's products, are pretty upset (as am I) about the CPSIA, a law that will take effect this month. The CPSIA came about because of all the children's products with lead and harmful chemicals. It sounds like a good idea (I mean, who doesn't want to protect kids, right?), but there are some major problems with the law as it is now.
Please please please take a few minutes to check out the Handmade Toy Alliance to read about the CPSIA and then contact your Congressman and Senator.

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