Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

The CPSIA is a response to the lead found in children’s toys (made in CHINA!!), which requires third party certification that there is no lead in toys, clothing, craft products, among other things.

One of the side-effects of this sweeping change is that one of my favorite sites, Etsy is going to be wildly affected. Making no distinction between a person making crafts and toys at home and large companies making bulk orders of puzzles and games, suddenly a bunch of small-time crafters are going to either have to get expensive 3rd party certification or cease selling stuff.

Ok, this is just an excuse to post a photo of Bean the wonder dog.

You go, Bean.

You go, Bean.

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