Cake Wrecks has got to be one of my favorite sites out there - it's HILARIOUSLY funny - So when I came across this most serious of posts, I couldn't let it go by without notice.
As per the folks at Cake Wrecks:
In August the Congress passed the CPSIA, a law making it tougher to sell toys and other children's items that contain lead - so obviously that's a good thing. However, as a result of this law any crafter or stay-at-home artisan who makes items for kids under 12-- from clothing to toys to school supplies - must have their items tested to the tune of $400-$4000 per item. Since most crafters cannot afford those kinds of fees, this means tens of thousands of stay-at-home moms and small home-based businesses may be forced out of business come February 10, the official "mandatory compliance" date set by the law.
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Considering our country's current financial crisis, it doesn't seem fair to shutter these small businesses and put them out to pasture... In fact, I find it ridiculous.
Please do whatever you can to help. We only have until 10 February to make ourselves heard.
Thanks so much.