Friday, December 12, 2008

SOOOO STRESSED OUT!!! What will we do????

TBW Statement Opposing the Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvement Act

There is little more important than keeping children safe. However, The Babywearer is gravely concerned about the impact of the pending Consumer Product Safety Commission Improvement Act. We believe that if this Act is enforced, there will be serious economic consequences on the child/baby product industry, and specifically to manufacturers of baby carriers. The Act would require ALL manufacturers - including small business owners who sew their products by hand and artisans who sell to help support their art - to submit each piece of their product for cost-prohibitive government-approved testing. Each component - buttons, threads, fabrics, padding, etc. would need to be tested independently for lead content. The cost and extent of this lead testing would be impossible for any small business to afford. Thousands of small businesses will be forced to close. Consumers will have fewer products to choose from. In the baby carrier world, the only products that will remain will be ones those that are manufactured en masse - and are widely considered inferior to those made in smaller quantities.The date that CPSIA is set to be enforced has already earned a nickname by many experts: "National Bankruptcy Day." Please write to your Senators and Congressperson and express your concern about the CPSIA. More information:


About the bill:

Read more about what's being dubbed National Bankruptcy Day here:

Oh all know by now that as it stands little Bundleboo is struggling because of the standing economy... I believe in us and know that with more blood, sweat and tears we can become something substantial. We have more in our plans than just personal gain...but to get there we have to get out of the red first. This bill will make it impossible for us.

Don't get me wrong I am all about safety...and Bundleboo has it in our sights to get formal testing done on our carriers. However as a small WHAM business we have to do things in small strides in order to keep our heads above water. This will bury us... Bundleboo will no longer exist. And many other small child product business will also fail... this will effect anyone producing children's products...including that WAHM selling her beautiful handmade chidrens goodies on ETSY.

What is your take???... will you help by writing your congressman and speaking up for the little people...small businesses run this country.


Anonymous said...

I feel just like you. This law is putting me out of business.

Anonymous said...

So why can't you ignore the law and attach a stamp that says "Not government tested--couldn't find lab rats large enough"

Rebekah Gonzalez said...

LOL!!! that is sooo funny mom!

nicóle said...

I'll send a letter.