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  Topic: Read the nastygram I got from Rep Schakowsky
J C Sprowls

Replies: 54
Views: 219885

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:55 pm   Subject: Read the nastygram I got from Rep Schakowsky
She obviously misses the point.

The hardest part of forming a reply is citing the passages where you, effectively, illustrate the CPSIA is not only insufficient; but, that better standards already ...
  Topic: Fleece = textile?
J C Sprowls

Replies: 5
Views: 16985

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:19 pm   Subject: Fleece = textile?
I suspect the loophole HBarryBoo might want to explore are hides with the fur still on, like sherpa.

Hides are not explicitly addressed in the Small Business guide. I would presume the legislators ...
  Topic: CPSC announcements and updates
J C Sprowls

Replies: 39
Views: 152470

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:45 pm   Subject: CPSC announcements and updates
I give up.

Look, sitting on committees that feed into the Federal Registry are cumbersome and exhausting. You should really give it a try, sometime.
  Topic: CPSC announcements and updates
J C Sprowls

Replies: 39
Views: 152470

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:57 pm   Subject: CPSC announcements and updates
The rule is being voted on, now. It will be about one business week (02/06) + 30 days for comments (03/06) + any other delays/votes, etc.

You're right: my math is flawed.
  Topic: CPSC announcements and updates
J C Sprowls

Replies: 39
Views: 152470

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:47 pm   Subject: CPSC announcements and updates
Hang on a second, folks.

You need to digest. The problem Kathleen has been trying to combat is knee-jerk reactions. Change is coming quickly. And, if you don't spend time to digest what you're bein ...
  Topic: Class action lawsuit?
J C Sprowls

Replies: 7
Views: 43719

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:51 pm   Subject: Class action lawsuit?
So which is it? Earlier, there were over 150 participants. Now, your post leads me to believe there are less than the minimum 100 needed.

I've already stated my objection, previously. But, I'll say ...
  Topic: Impact on costumes for children's theater?
J C Sprowls

Replies: 11
Views: 40474

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:06 am   Subject: Impact on costumes for children's theater?
No. You're splitting hairs hoping to find something that sticks. The simple fact of the matter is: if you want a legal opinion, then ask Ms. Falvey. We're relatively confident that the argument of 'lo ...
  Topic: Can we talk about the labeling requirements?
J C Sprowls

Replies: 49
Views: 151882

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:14 am   Subject: Can we talk about the labeling requirements?
You are only required to use the RN number on the care/content/origin (CCO) label of products made with certain materials (e.g. wool). It's generally a good idea to use it on the CCO label all the tim ...
  Topic: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
J C Sprowls

Replies: 16
Views: 46839

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:35 pm   Subject: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
One person commented (Textile Savvy?) that adult wearing apparel will require flammability testing. I haven't had time to validate that, yet. I need to, though.
  Topic: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
J C Sprowls

Replies: 16
Views: 46839

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:37 pm   Subject: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
It's currently akin to a school district making uniforms mandatory and some of the local uniform suppliers charging hundreds of dollars per uniform, while telling the district that they are actually g ...
  Topic: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
J C Sprowls

Replies: 16
Views: 46839

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:59 pm   Subject: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
As it stands, very small operations cannot feasibly do so.
Suggestions are good. And, we should talk these through. In terms of being a business, your suggestion underscores the fact that a lot of co ...
  Topic: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
J C Sprowls

Replies: 16
Views: 46839

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:53 pm   Subject: We need to call for test cost regulation and oversight
Hang on a second.

How is it that a free-market economy has failed to serve you as a consumer or businessperson?

Every business knows that their pricing needs to remain competitive in order to s ...
  Topic: Activism CPSIA: MEDIA
J C Sprowls

Replies: 176
Views: 358015

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:47 pm   Subject: Activism CPSIA: MEDIA
Does she realize that 98% of the world has a different definition of the word reseller (i.e. flipper, affiliate, etc.)?

And that 2nd hand goods, used goods and off-price goods are sold by either f ...
  Topic: Snopes article
J C Sprowls

Replies: 15
Views: 36204

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:50 pm   Subject: Snopes article
it's more an ignorant article than an intentionally misleading one
Journalists who work for papers and magazines need to defend their work. If a conventional journalist bypasses fact-checking, their ...
  Topic: Help preparing for an interview
J C Sprowls

Replies: 8
Views: 17181

PostForum: CPSIA & Consumer Safety   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:44 pm   Subject: Help preparing for an interview
If "guest" is the same person. I think you're under a pile of dirty laundry. There's a lot to this. And, if you try to take it in all at once, it's easy to confuse and blend issues.

Jenni ...
 
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