We are one month away from the February 10th deadline for all businesses who create products intended for children under 12 years of age to comply with the CPSIA guidelines for product safety (including documented lead-testing). Please vote on Change.org to save small businesses.
Polka Dot Mom has joined the list of businesses who endorse this change and you can add your business link to the roll call too!
I have contacted all of my suppliers and they have assured me they will have their lead-testing documents and safety certificates ready for the deadline. I read there is a $100,000 fine for businesses not complying with the new safety standards. Maybe Congress can at least put a moratorium on the fine until this crazy CPSIA law is amended. Or we will all be out of business!
Read more about this law to keep yourself informed:
- Fashion Incubator Blog
- CPSIA and Small Manufacturers (article @ Fashion Incubator)
- CPSIA Government Site
- CPSIA Facebook Group - Help Save Handmade
- National Bankruptcy Day
We all know how important small businesses are to our economy. Learn how to send e-mails to your state lawmakers in our previous post.
Keep crafting - we'll get through this!