Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Posted by Baby Bling at 3:12 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I know I am a slacker, get off me!
Here is the skinny...
*I am not sure if everyone is aware, but there are a lot of idiots in the government. A new law goes into effect February 10, 2009 that will, unless it is fixed, basically shut down Baby Bling. I really am not being over dramatic, there is no possible way for us to comply. The current law requires manufacturers of items sold for use by children under 12 to be tested for lead or phthalates. Any item containing more that 0.1% of either of those cannot be produced or sold after February 10th. Lead or phthalates can be found in paint & dye. The law requires that every component used to make the product (ribbon, flower, headband, etc) in EVERY COLOR (keep in mind we have 30+ colors of everything) be tested individually and then tested AGAIN once they are assembled. This is not just a one time thing either, every bow that is made has to be tested. The cheapest I have heard it $100 per test.
Though I am confident that our products are well below the standard levels, I cannot possibly do anything. I just sit here and Google the subject all day, waiting for something to pop up and tell me the law has been adjusted.
So, if you love me Google CSPIA and sign every petition and submit every letter you can find.
Start here : http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/economicimpactsofCPSIA/?e
And here: http://capwiz.com/americanapparel/issues/alert/?alertid=12274476
Posted by Baby Bling at 9:10 PM