Saturday, May 30, 2009

CPSIA Labeling

In August of 2009 the CPSIA requires all manufacturers of children's items to label each item, not just the packaging, with a permanent label. This label must contain the maker's name, address, item name, lot number, style number, and that it meets all compliant regulations and was tested. If you change lots - meaning you use a different fabric, a different embellishment, a different color then those items are a new lot and they need a set of labels. Even the smallest of accessories must have a label!

I am all for keeping our children safe but the CPSIA's expectations for this labeling are ridiculous!

The labeling is in section 103 of the 62 page CPSIA law, but here are 2 other links that give a good summary

Please check out and sign the petition at this link.