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Exempt Books from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act! The ALA American Library Association writes: As you may know, Congress passed legislation titled “The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008” last August.  This legislation seeks to decrease the levels of lead and phthalates in products intended for children 12 years of age or younger and will be enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).   This legislation was misinterpreted by the CPSC… Read More

Cecilia Leibovitz (Founder, CraftsburyKids.com) writes: Save Handmade Toys From the CPSIA: A Proposal From the handmadetoyalliance.org: In 2007, large toy manufacturers who outsource their production to China and other developing countries violated the public’s trust. They were selling toys with dangerously high lead content, toys with unsafe small parts, toys with improperly secured and easily swallowed small magnets, and toys made from chemicals that made kids sick. Almost every problem toy in… Read More

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