Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Overcoming Obstacles and Fighting for Change

Photo by UrbanTurn

By now, many of you know that Mattel has been granted an exemption from third party testing. The CPSIA law was created because of Mattel, and they've managed to skirt it, while crafters and micro businesses making inherently lead free products pay dearly (or go out of business) to remain "legal."This is frustrating to say the least, and may have you feeling like there's nowhere to turn.

Let's all remain hopeful and keep working together to fix CPSIA. Our voices are making a huge difference. Read my CPSIA article on Etsy's blog and learn about some of the latest news on this complicated law.

One of the best things you can do to help effect change to the CPSIA is join the Handmade Toy Alliance. Let's keep fighting together for change. -Cecilia

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