Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mothering Magazine Ceases its Print Publication After 35 Years, in Part Due to CPSIA

We were saddened to learn that Mothering Magazine has ceased it's print publication after 35 years and will now be online only. In a statement, longtime editor Peggy O'Mara wrote:
"Many of our advertisers have been hard hit by the economy. Toy manufacturers have been burdened by the cost of complying with the new regulations of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Many of our sling and baby-carrier advertisers experienced declining sales or went out of business altogether in 2010 as a result of loss of sales due to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls of infant carriers."
This serves as a very unfortunate reminder that the CPSIA has not only affected the small businesses which are burdened by its excessive regulations, but also other small businesses like Mothering which rely on them for support. We wish Mothering the best as it transitions to online-only.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure the magazine will be successful online as long as it maintain its interesting good-written article and loyal costumers. Keep it up!