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Effective February 10, 2009, in the United States, the sale of
books. It can cost between $500 and $1500 to test a book for lead.
I happen to own a children's bookstore specializing in living books
from the 1950s and '60s. My punishment for selling a book after
February 10th? Up to $100,000 and 5 years in jail. And yes, it is
a felony charge. For selling a SINGLE book.
(Although I don't think the S.W.A.T. team scenario would become a
reality overnight, at the same time I would be leery of blatantly
violating Federal law.)
So what can you do to help save your local used bookstore that
sells children's books? Or that homeschool curriculum business?
Or your EBay business selling children's items?
ACT NOW before the quickly approaching deadlines:
1) Email or call the CPSIA - the office of the CPSC ombudsman at
Comments on Component Parts Testing accepted through January 30,
2009. Or email: Sec102ComponentPart
2) Contact your local representatives. For their contact informa-
tion, just enter your zip code.
3) Make your voice heard by voting on this issue! The top 3 in
each category will be presented to President-elect Obama.
4) Sign the petition.
5) Spread the word! Forward this article. Send an email. Write
about this on your blog. Tell others about this issue and
encourage them to do the same.
Last Edited on: 1/9/09 11:20 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
I do not know much about it, but I have pieced together the broken links:
Here is the latest from the CPSC website:
PBS staff answered my questions on how it would affect us. Here is their reply;
We're glad to tell you that this law will not affect us. See the press release dated 1/8/2009. The relevant excerpts follow:
"The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children’s products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children’s products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.
The new safety law does not require resellers to test children’s products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold.
The agency has underway a number of rulemaking proposals intended to provide guidance on the new lead limit requirements. Please visit the CPSC website at www.cpsc.gov for more information."
Here are a few of the links http://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/newleg.aspx It says comments are accepted through Jan 30, 2009
and then for number 2 link http://capwiz.com/americanapparel/dbq/officials/ also you can email firstname.lastname@example.org