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    It's a good law- it protects the children.

    Right?
    Maybe not.

    The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) law was enacted after all the toys made in China with lead paint were recalled. This law mandates that no one can sell a children's product unless it's first been tested for lead content.

    It applies to the used market too. So no more Weebles for sale at the neighbor's garage sale.

    Caught in the crossfire are the small toymakers, the ones building unique and one-of-a-kind toys. With the cost to certify a toy as being lead-free upwards of $4000, it doesn't make sense to sell just one of something. So it's driving the hobbyist toy-makers out of business.

    http://www.reason.com/news/printer/133228.html

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    Right?
    Maybe not.

    The 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) law was enacted after all the toys made in China with lead paint were recalled. This law mandates that no one can sell a children's product unless it's first been tested for lead content.

    It applies to the used market too. So no more Weebles for sale at the neighbor's garage sale.

    Caught in the crossfire are the small toymakers, the ones building unique and one-of-a-kind toys. With the cost to certify a toy as being lead-free upwards of $4000, it doesn't make sense to sell just one of something. So it's driving the hobbyist toy-makers out of business.

    http://www.reason.com/news/printer/133228.html

    Chip H.
    They should have restricted the laws to toys coming from China. Manufacturers with factories in the US should not have to certify. It's the governments responsibility to inspect if necessary. The problem was coming from China and other countries offshore. They need to deep six this law as written.
    Last edited by swamprat; 09-07-2009 at 11:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    They should have restricted the laws to toys coming from China. Manufacturers with factories in the US should not have to certify. It's the governments responsibility to inspect if necessary. The problem was coming from China and other countries offshore. They need to deep six this law as written.
    I agree with Henry on this; the real problem is crap coming from China and other foreign countries.

    We need nationalist policies that make it difficult and expensive for the corporatocracy to import finished goods from foreign countries such as China and Mexico, etc. - and which provide effective supervision of US-based corporations.

    First step: Disenfranchise the legal "personhood" of corporations. The idea that a corporation has the same "rights" that human beings have is beyond absurd. It is evil.

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