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new toy safety regulations slated to take effect in the US starting in february are well intended, but flawed legislation + will have devastating consequences for small toymakers + handmade toy vendors.
last year, the us media broadcasted many stories about recalls of toys made for children that included dangerously high levels of lead or other chemicals or small parts that could easily detach + be swallowed by a child. several of the world’s leading toy manufacturers were forced to recall tens of thousands of units of toys to ensure the safety of american children. almost every problem toy recalled in 2007 was made in china. read more at mahar drygoods.
by ~mod*mom~ at 19.12.08 Â©
Unfortunately this law that was signed in November has been modified to also include anything for children. Diapers, clothing, pacifier holders, blankets, you name it. It is retroactive, so even stuff in stock is not allowed to be sold without the testing. No more yard sales, good will giving since thrift stores can't sell it, no selling your child's hardly used toy or outfit on ebay or craigslist. You will now be liable for jail time, fines and if I am not mistaken felony charges.(Do not quote me on that, I did not look up that part but though I remember it in the law)
I am still stunned this is happening. I do not feel it will make anyone safer- if anything I know more corners will be cut and harmful things allowed that many handmade creators NEVER would allow.
It is very disturbing and it has forced me to change my designs for an older market. Whate were they thinking when the signed this into law?
I saw a post about this on junior society. I'm so glad more and more people are aware of this. I'll be trying to stay informed and inform others.
Thanks for addressing this issue, I'm so sad about it, I will no longer be able to sell my little watercolor paintings.
Thanks for bringing this up Mod! After talking to customers and people in the industry, it became clear that many think this is a "toy issue". The legislation obviously covers much more than toys, and it is already beginning to effect retailers in addition to artists and small manufacturers.
I saw a post about this on junior society.i am very satisfied on it.