Some good news: The CPSC released a Stay of Enforcement of Testing and Certification Requirements; (pdf) dated today, January 30, 2009. A cursory examination shows they get it. As we debated earlier over which definitions were likely for a “small business”, they’re using the SBA’s meaning, 99% of children’s wear apparel producers. It’s not the complete solution but it’s a start. Also see the CPSC press release explaining the matter. I will update this later.
Other good news: I’m pleased to announce that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has announced he’s sponsoring legislation to amend the CPSIA. Again, the proposal is not a total solution but it’s a promising start. The bare bones of the plan are on his site; I’ll publish or link to final version once permitted to do so. Minimally, I extend a great deal of gratitude to Mr. DeMint and his legislative aides for crafting a proposal with the input of manufacturers. It is gratifying to be heard.
More to come. I have to do shipping now before the post office closes.