The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was passed last summer in response to the potentially harmful toys made in China and sold in the U.S. The law requires testing and certification for products designed for children under 12 years of age. It looks like another example of a law with unintended consequences. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is ironing out how the rules apply. I wonder if anyone in Spokane making hand-crafted items for children has heard of this and, if so, what do they plan to do? What do thrift stores and other resellers plan to do?
Forbes magazine has a series of three (1,2,3) articles supporting a position for scrapping the law.