Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hope at Last?

Just read this post over at ZRecommends, and it's been the best news I've come across since learning that the CPSIA would mean the end of hand-crafted children's products! Apparently, implentation of the CPSIA will not proceed as planned on February 10-- hooray!

Today Committe on Energy and Commerce in the House of Representatives submitted a letter to their chair, Henry Waxman, requesting a hearing to discuss the issues because (to quote from the letter), "as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) begins its implementation procedures, it is becoming clear that, without the rapid application of some COMMON SENSE (all caps mine as I've been praying for a cloud of common sense to rain down in DC all along...), the new law also holds potential to impose vast economic hardship without actually protecting anyone." Read the full text of the letter here.

Looks like the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce got the message from all of us making hair accessories, as well as thousands of other crafters: " seems obvious to us that the hand-knitted sweaters and homemade hair bows sold by artisans on eBay are highly unlikely to endanger children's health."

Please join me in my dance of joy!

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