Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anyone read my blog who is also a manufacturer? CPSIA Protest Idea

If this worked, it would be awesome. Read below copied and pasted from a forum on Etsy:

OK, this is just a pipe dream, but what if we all took some handmade
children's item and mailed it to the office of, say, Rep. Bobby Rush (chair of
the committee on Energy and Commerce). Each item would have a label that said:On
Feb. 10, 2009 this item will turn into a[really big font]HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE[end
really big font]Don't let this happen, modify CPSIA now!Just think if he had to
step over all these cute handmade things staring him in the face!

Here is the address of his Washington office (this is from his official
website so I presume he intends it to be public knowledge):

Rep. Bobby Rush
2416 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Let's make sure we don't put "Hazardous Substance" on the outside of the
box, or else they'll have to call in the bomb squad or something.Suggested text
for enclosed letter:

On Feb. 10, 2009 this item will turn into a[really big font]HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCE[end really big font]Don't let this happen!I am a crafter [or artisan;
I don't want to reopen that debate] who makes and sells one of a kind items for
children. It is financially and physically impossible for me to do all the lead
testing that the CPSIA requires. Since all my products will legally be
classified as "hazardous substances" on Feb. 10, 2009, I am sending one as a
gift to you. How else am I going to get rid of it, if it will be a felony to
sell it? Hopefully you can find something to do with it before Feb. 10 too, so
that you don't have to call in the hazmat team to take it away.Of course, Rep.
Rush, if your committee would reconsider the interpretation of the CPSIA, I
might not have to go out of business...

Sincerely,
[your name]


Read more here:

Etsy :: CPSIA Protest Idea

1 comments:

Little Dickens Designs said...

Your work is absolutely adorable!

I've been blogging about this too. And telling everyone I can! I hope we can gain some traction here!