what does government have to do with craft shows?

In an effort to save us from lead tainted toys from China the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was passed with unintended consequences. In Feb 2009 anything intended for use by or for children will have to be tested at great cost to the manufacturer. The problem is the manufacturer as the act is written also includes the small craft show  people/ crafters selling online etc. This may effect many small business owners who supplement income at church bazaars, its unknown what effect this will have.   So pass the word on to any crafters and click the banner on the right. also...

How You can Help:

Please write to your United States Congress Person and Senator to request changes in the CPSIA to save handmade toys. Use our sample letter or write your own. You can find your Congress Person here and Senator here.

*** update...
click here to read the response from my congressman

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