Thursday, December 11, 2008

Will Sugar Plums LLC continue????

I knew that there were tougher restrictions coming out for children's toys because of the problems with lead in goods from China recently. This has much further reaching effects than I imagined and I'm shocked that I haven't heard about this before now. It affects each and every one of us that produces anything intended for children under the age of 12 - yes, even us little cottage industry moms selling on Ebay. As the testing requirements stand now we will all be out of business come February 10th or face fines and criminal penalties. Visit these links for more information.

Okay if you really read it, basically we may be able to sew as well it will be really really hard to enforce these laws on every crafter, however, this law will definitely effect the Salvation Army, the Goodwill, Boutique Consignment store, Gymboree, The Gap, Walmart, pretty much any business that sells clothes, because it is not the responsibility of the manufacture of products to ensure safety but rather the seller of the product, so essentially each product being sold needs to be tested, it is expensive to test products, and small businesses will go bankrupt, and well I see big business just stopping, as they won't make money... no more donations so no more free clothes to those that are poor, and well all children's clothing will go through the roof... no more $5 shirts...testing alone is $100 per shirt at minimum... and I am not an extremist but this law is extreme.

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