Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I'm sure most of you have heard of this already. For those of you who haven't, please go and read this article, which was published in Forbes magazine. This law was NOT thought through, and the impact it could have on small businesses, and even YOU, could be huge. Love cool wooden toys? They soon may not be available anymore. Like to support work-at-home moms who sell cute handcrafted accessories for kids? They may be forced to shut down their websites soon. Love etsy? You may not find much there anymore after Feb. 10th, at least not much for kids. Got a lot of baby clothes and toys you don't need anymore? You better hurry and give them away before Feb. 10th. And that barely touches the surface. Go read the article for the impact this law would have. Then go and sign the petition to help stop it. Contact Consumer Protection Committee members. While legislation is certainly needed to help make toys safer for our kids, this one goes too far. By a long shot.