In the continued campaign to stop the madness that is the CPSIA legislation that's supposed to take effect in about 12 days, bloggers all over the blogosphere are holding a "blog-in" to try to raise awareness about this hair-brained law and what we can do to stop it from destroying our children's products industry (by driving 70% of it out of business) and sending our economy into a further downward spiral (by destroying thousands if not millions of jobs, and rendering millions of dollars' worth of inventory as unsellable). After writing four posts on this issue I figured I'd give it a rest, but feel compelled to join in on the blogging today.
If you have missed my previous posts on this topic, you can read them here, here, here, and here.
As an example of the absurdity of this all, the CPSC is STILL dragging its feet about whether or not children's library books will be exempt from the new regulations, and thus we still don't know whether ALL childrens public and school libraries will need to shut down in less that 2 week's time. The American Library Association is growing increasingly alarmed and has asked everyone to take action.
In addition to the suggestions outlined in my previous posts, you can also now go to this link to sent a pre-written email to Todd Stevenson of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC, in charge of enforcing CPSIA). All you have to do is add your name and address and you've spoken your piece.
For more info:
The Handmade Toy Alliance
Cool Mom Picks: Save Handmade!
CPSIA: Info Page
National Bankruptcy Day
KarenClark CPSIA info page
Fashion Incubator CPSIA Posts