Don't know if anyone saw this yet , but I ran across it this morning...
"consumer safety rules could drive crafters out of business"
"Crafters are up in arms over a seemingly disastrous unintended consequence of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which will require lab certification that lead and phthalates are not present in toys or clothes -- sounds good, but crafters warn that this means that "a toymaker... who makes wooden cars in his garage in Maine to supplement his income cannot afford the $4,000 fee per toy that testing labs are charging to assure compliance with the CPSIA." The law takes effect on February 10th..."
Not sure what to think about this . A few years ago, I wouldn't have given it a second thought, but I have a store nowand it's full of my own little handmade stuffed animals. I can't tell if this is a real cause for concern or just freaking out for no reason. What do you think?