Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Heart Senator Jim DeMint...

Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a stay of certain certification and testing requirements under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). 

“The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA. These businesses will not need to issue certificates based on testing of their products until additional decisions are issued by the Commission. However, all businesses, including, but not limited to, handmade toy and apparel makers, crafters and home-based small businesses, must still be sure that their products conform to all safety standards and similar requirements, including the lead and phthalates provisions of the CPSIA. ”

Senator Jim DeMint (Republican, South Carolina) also introduced legislation to amend the CPSIA.  It's detailed HERE.

He is my most favorite person right now, lol!

Unfortunately, there's a lot of gratuitous celebrating going on right now.  The problem of the CPSIA did not get "solved" but at least there is progress being made.

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