Monday, February 2, 2009

Beautiful Children

Recently, I received these pictures from one of my customers. Aren't they precious. I just love their matching Christmas outfits. The dress and jon jon were made from finewale corduroy. They were both monogrammed using the "disney" font.

Thank you for sharing your pictures.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

CPSIA Update - CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products

This is such great news for the handmade industry....

Here is the information:

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously (2-0) to issue a one year stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements for manufacturers and importers of regulated products, including products intended for children 12 years old and younger. These requirements are part of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), which added certification and testing requirements for all products subject to CPSC standards or bans.
Significant to makers of children’s products, the vote by the Commission provides limited relief from the testing and certification requirements which go into effect on February 10, 2009 for new total lead content limits (600 ppm), phthalates limits for certain products (1000 ppm), and mandatory toy standards, among other things. Manufacturers and importers – large and small – of children’s products will not need to test or certify to these new requirements, but will need to meet the lead and phthalates limits, mandatory toy standards and other requirements.
The decision by the Commission gives the staff more time to finalize four proposed rules which could relieve certain materials and products from lead testing and to issue more guidance on when testing is required and how it is to be conducted.
The stay will remain in effect until February 10, 2010, at which time a Commission vote will be taken to terminate the stay.

We still need to make our voices heard and work toward reasonable exemptions for items that do not pose a risk to our children. We must keep working..

Thanks to all that support the handmade industry.