Friday, January 9, 2009

New Law will Put me and Many Others out of Business

Please click the picture above to read about the new law that congress passed back in August '08 and will take effect in Feb. If this doesn't get changed, Laina's Laundry and many other small businesses and work-at-home-mom shops will have to close down.

In a nutshell, the law states that it will be illegal to sell any item (including clothing) designed for children under 12 that has not undergone lead testing and have permanent labeling identifying such testing. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about safety in children's products (well, ALL products, actually!), but this law has taken things too far. It came about because of all the lead found in Chinese products sold in America. Many people sought American-made and WAHM-made products because of that, and now those products are no longer going to be available.

So, again, I urge you, please click the picture above to learn more about the law and how you can help. You can also go HERE to vote to change this law and have it presented to President Obama. After my vote, there are only 9 more votes needed to keep it in the top 10 proposals!

1 comment:

Mike and Rachel said...

Yeah, in the words of the book I just finished, that's really unhappy-making! I would be bummed to see thrift stores and consignment stores stop carrying kids stuff. Hopefully the gov will realize what they've done soon.