Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lead Exposure Recalls (CPSIA)

Add three more recalls this week for products due to increased risk of lead exposure that were manufactured in China. The recalls include:

Unfortunately, these are further examples of why the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is needed in some form and again emphasize the need to mandate products brought into the US, especially from China. The shame is that the government is "throwing the baby (products) away with the bath water," and many small business in the US making safe products free of lead are getting caught in the crossfire. It is also a shame that the already understaffed Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is spending innumerable hours answering calls and letters, hearing testimony, and wading through mountains of paperwork, while they could be overseeing that more of these unsafe products are stopped before harming our children. Both of these unfortunate consequences because of a law that was not well thought out.

We at Goodies for Mom hope that a solution is found quickly that will allow for all of these wonderful small businesses to stay in business and create the fabulous, safe children's items that we often feature here, while keeping our children safe.

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