If you haven't read Senator DeMint's legislation to amend the CPSIA, please click through here. Second, please contact your Senators! I knew I couldn't call tonight, so I e-mailed using the links found here (this will get you the e-mail or phone for your Senators.) Liberally using the information from Tom Jones comment, here's my e-mail to Senators Merkley and Wyden:
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's announcement this week that that they were granting a one-year stay of testing and certification requirements as mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was welcome news to me as I am a home-based seller of children's products. However, this is a hollow victory as PIRG is going to sue to overturn the order and the order doesn't do anything to deal with State Attorney Generals nor prevent any liability issues or all these same problems in one year.
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina will be introducing legislation this week to reform the CPSIA-- see his post at http://demint.senate.gov/
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I am writing to request that you would co-sponsor this important bill with Sen. DeMint. Tom Jones, Sen. DeMint's staffer that handles CPSC issues, has asked that any senators who would be willing would have their staffers contact him on Monday, February 2nd. He works on the Commerce Committee and his email is in the "Global Email Directory." He can also be called through the DeMint front office phone line which is 4-6121.
I want to thank you in advance for your assistance on this urgent matter. I would be most honored if you would contact me to let me know if you are willing to co-sponsor this legislation.
Thank you for your time.
Please feel free to use any of this to contact your own senators! Let's get this fixed everyone!