I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed:
"CPSIA Impacts on Children's Apparel Industry"
It doesn't effect the things I make, but it effects a lot of crafters I know. It effects their ability to make and sell handmade children's clothing and toys.
CPSIA is a blanket act that covers ALL children toys and clothing, rightfully protecting children from the crappy toys made in China. However, it needs to be revised.
They need to consider the clothing and toy makers (and crafters) that follow the lead regulations set for the US, Canada and Europe. Most crafters cannot afford to get every single handmade item tested for lead content, I believe if they are using materials manufactured in the US, they shouldn't have to.
Please take a minute to add your name to the list. Forward this to however you think would agree.
Here's some more links to articles and stuff that will help you get a little more educated on the topic: