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Save Handmade Children’s Toys and Products from the CPSIA

January 05, 2009

Handmade Doll Raggidy RagBack in 2007, it was found that several large toy and children’s product manufacturers who were outsourcing manufacturing overseas sold hundreds of products in the US that were found to be toxic and unsafe. Our congress acted swiftly, passing the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in August of 2008 – a step that was absolutely necessary in the manufacturing of children’s toys and one that gives parents peace of mind.

This act, however, may inadvertently put small Handmade Toy and children’s clothing companies in the US, Canada and Europe, out of business. Because this law mandates third party testing, which could cost anywhere from $200 to $4000 per item, the cost of making the product outweighs profit for small, independent designers. The result may be a dramatic decrease in unique and creatively designed products for children and babies.

What can you do to help save these independent Children’s Clothing Designers and Toymakers? Sign the Handmade Toy Alliance’s petition here and the Children’s Apparel Industry Petition here. Urge your local congressman to make exemptions or amendments to the law for independent designers.






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