Yeah!!! The CPSIA law has had a stay put on it for a year. Basically this means we have to know that the products we are using and selling are lead free, but we don't have to provide certification that says that when someone purchases an item.
Anyway - we are celebrating by having all children's items in the shop on sale just through this weekend, so please come check it out and celebrate with us!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Hey guys! As you know my mom and I started a business recently on etsy called Lilli Girl Creations. We sell mostly children's clothing and toys right now. Well a new law is going into effect on February 10 called CPSIA. Basically this law is calling for all children's items - clothing, toys, etc - to be tested for lead. This is meant mostly for big companies that are mass producing toys (as you've seen recalls in the news I'm sure) but it is also effecting all the people that handmake items too - like us.
While we know our items don't contain lead, we cannot afford the testing that they are requiring, so we are putting all of our children's items on sale - 20% off until further notice. And we will no longer be able to sell childrens items after February 9. If they amend the law we will be excited to start listing childrens items again, but if they don't we will probably start focusing on purses, jewelry, etc.
So please check out the shop, you can click on the link above or go through the links on the side of the blog. And we would be so grateful if you put a link to us on your blog! Thanks!
Posted by Nancy Cornwell at 7:35 AM