Saturday, January 17, 2009

I am at a loss. I have been researching everything I can on this new Child Safety law that goes into effect on Feb. 10th. Not to far away. All children's items must be tested it says. Even blankets. I am all for child safety and protecting our children, but this has gone to far. I cannot imagine the cost of children's toys, blankets and apparel if this is allowed to contiune, much less the impact it will have on small businesses.

How frustrating when I have just gotten comfortable and confident in my rag quilt designs and ideas for additional children's items that I'd like to produce for sale. If I have to test each component in each item I create for sale, at the cost of $200 to $2000 per test, I do not stand a chance and neither do other small business owners. If you know of a loop hole for fabric created items, please send it my way. I have read and re-read all the articles I can find, including the 63 page law itself and cannot say for certain that my designs are safe from the restrictions placed by this new law.

I make alot of blankets and it does not state specifics about the restictions. How am I supposed to know if the fabric I buy is lead free and or less than 600 ppm. How can anyone be certain without having every cut of fabric tested.

This is potentialy devistating news for us small business owners.

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Angie said...

I've read about this too. I'm not happy either. No body can seem to catch a break it seems like lately.