Some links regarding the CPSIA law that starts going into effect on Feb 10

This is a must read, from Forbes' Walter Olson:

It's the best article I've found that explains the unintended consequences of the CPSIA law.


an additional update from a few days later explaining how some lawmakers are digging in their heals.

You can track the issue on Walter Olson's blog. He's got oodles of good links and posts and what not.

If you aren't paying attention to this issue (the CPSIA law that goes into effect Feb 10) and you fall into one of these categories, wake UP!
  • To the Parents of Young Students:
  • To the Avid Reader:
  • To the Lover of All Things Handmade:
  • To the Environmentalist:
  • To the Second-Hand Shopper:
  • To the Entrepreneur:
  • To the Antique Toy Collector:
Here's a blog post explaining how this law effects you specifically.

Why hasn't this thing been changed yet? Places are closing. For real. (This was a cute shop!) Crafty Goodness for kids is really at risk, people.

So are libraries. Seriously. Libraries (check out this call to action from the ALA).

I've put up a new link on the right that helps with actions to take and some interesting reading.

Also this post from a home-schooling blog explains why Obama's Hold and Review Order only has so much power over this issue. It also explains who exactly to contact in government.

This post explains why the current proposals for exemptions are more like a bone tossed at protesters to get them to shut up. It also really explains how messed up this whole thing is.