Save Local Businesses and Handmade Children's Products from the CPSIA Law sign now

Like many people, we are deeply concerned by the dangerous and poisonous toys that large toy manufacturers have been selling to our nations families. And, we were very pleased that Congress acted quickly to protect America's children by enacting the CPSIA.

However, we are now very concerned that the CPSIA's mandates for third party testing and labeling will have a dramatic and negative effect on small toymakers and crafters of children's products whose safety records have been exemplary.

Because of the fees charged by Third Party testing companies, many manufacturers, especially makers of beautiful wooden toys and unique children's clothes from Maine to Oregon will be driven out of business. Their cottage workshops simply do not make enough money to afford the $200 to $4,000 price tag per toy that Third Party testers are charging per item. Furthermore, small businesses that specialize in retailing safe and natural children's products will also be jeopardized by this law.

We urge the CPSC to make some very reasonable exclusions in their interpretation of the law as they continue their rulemaking process. For example, manufacturers should be able to rely on testing done by their materials suppliers instead of paying for redundant unit-based testing. We would also like to see an exemption to third party testing requirements for micro-businesses similar to the exemptions granted by the FDA for small producers under the food labeling laws.

These toy makers and crafters have earned and kept the public's trust. They provide jobs for hundreds and quality products for thousands. Their unique businesses should be protected.

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