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CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products (follow the law– but we won’t check)



It’s been difficult to cover the CPSIA drama. We all celebrated when lead and phthalates were banned as part of a CPSC reform act. This same act has caused much trouble and consternation for local and handmade toy, apparel and makers and supporters. Of course, the law’s intention was to test and enforce toy safety […]

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Carter’s Tagless Labels (2007 line) Causes Rashes, Send Them Back for a Refund-



As I reported last week, lots of parents are reporting rashes on their childrens’ necks and backs after wearing clothing with tagless labels from Carter’s clothes. I read an interview with the CEO of Carter’s on Z Recommends this week that sheds more light on the issue. Since many clothing makers are in the process […]

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Take Action on Phthalates in Toys!



Congress is (finally) finalizing the Consumer Product Safety Comission Reform Act (S.2663). In a stroke of brilliance, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced amendment that would ban phthalates in children’s toys and childcare articles. But according to the Center on Environmental Health and Justice, the bill is now in conference committee in the House, it is not […]

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