Friday, January 30, 2009

A New Hope For Crafters

I was just informed in an email that the USCPSC recently held a public meeting with American Apparel and Footwear Industry Leaders. The meeting discussed the new CPSIA law for children items ages 12 and under. In the meeting it was discussed that textile items such as treated and untreated natural fabrics which includes cotton, wools, silks, and synthetic fibers such as polyesters, nylons, acrylics, knitted goods, as well as felts, laces, nets, and braids should be exempted from the new law that goes into effect February 10th. While textile items should be exempted, components such as zipper pulls, plastic buttons, grommets, snaps, screen prints, rhinestones, etc, were discussed that they should undergo third party testing for lead because the unpredictable and various amount of lead trace were still found. To read more information about this meeting please check out the Haute Couture For Kids Blog. Also here is the video of the public meeting. It is over an hour long but it is very informative and gives crafters hope.

With Love,

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