Evan Dorkin (evandorkin) wrote,
Evan Dorkin
evandorkin

CPSIA update

Hi all, Sarah here, Evan is getting the little one ready for bed and asked me to post this update I had just posted to my blog:

The CPSC has just issued a one-year stay on testing requirements for the CPSIA. This means, people can keep selling! However, they are still liable if they do sell anything that doesn't meet the limits:

Manufacturers and importers -- large and small -- of children’s products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.

The good: etsy can live on! The insanely expensive testing is suspended for a year -- and during this year, perhaps Congress can modify this law to make it work.

The bad: this could make the movement to fix this lose steam, if people think everything is fine, and we'll all be back where we are now next year. And, no-one is completely off the hook.

A good and cautious analysis is up at ZRecommends.
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