Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Toy Safety Bill put on hold

Faced with hundreds of interpretation questions, the CPSC has decided to shelve enforcement of the controversial testing and certification portion of the act.
Certainly, those of us in the toy industry are all for greater toy safety, the last thing in the world we want when selling toys to kids are to put objects that are not safe into the hands of children. But this act, as written, would put costly testing requirements into an industry, like most others, is in tremendous difficulty right now.
As previously stated, it would effectively put an end to locally hand-made childrens products.
Hopefully, the act can be further refined over the next year, as it's stay of implementation is one year.
You can read the full text from the CPSC website here.

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