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CPSIA -- Why Penalize US Companies?

Please contact CPSA and ask for a copy of all US companies with recalls due to lead or phthalates and why are they penalizing US companies. This law should apply on to overseas manufacturers.

They want to regulate US companies but so far I have been unable to find even one US manufacturer of any items that contained lead or phthalates.

Here is the current 2009 list of recalls and the US companies mentioned here were distributors only. The items with lead or phthalates that were recalled were manufactured in China.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recent Child-Related Product Recalls:

The Land of Nod Recalls to Repair Cottage Bunk Beds Due to Fall Hazard
Thursday, February 05, 2009 9:30 AM
When screws are missing from the upper bunk's guardrails, the vertical slats on the guardrails can detach and pose the risk of children falling when getting in or out of the upper bunk.

Playland International Recalls Swing Sets Due to Fall Hazard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:00 AM
The metal around the weld at the top of the swing frame can fail, causing the top bar to fall, posing a fall and impact hazard to the user or by-standers.

Dorel Juvenile Group Recalls Safety 1st Stair Gates Due to Fall Hazard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:00 AM
The hinges that hold the stair gate in place can break, posing a fall hazard to children if the gate is placed at the top of the stairs.

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Jerry Leigh of California Due to Strangulation Hazard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:00 AM
The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

DDI Inc. Recalls Toy Construction Play Sets Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:45 AM
Surface paint on the play sets can contain lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

JAKKS Pacific Recalls Spa Factory Aromatherapy Kits Due to Explosion and Projectile Hazards
Thursday, January 29, 2009 11:45 AM
Pressure from the buildup of carbon dioxide in the jars of Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies can cause the caps on the jars to blow off, posing explosion and projectile hazards. The mixtures also can contain citric acid, which can get into the eyes during an explosion, posing a risk of eye irritation.

Skull-And-Crossbones Necklaces Recalled By Spencer Gifts Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:00 AM
The skull and metal clasp of the necklace contain high levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

The Land of Nod Recalls Children's Canopies Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 9:45 AM
A child's head could get entrapped in the canopy's window openings, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards.

Lip Gloss Keychains Recalled By Markwins Beauty Products Due to Risk of Lead Exposure

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:15 AM
The metal clasp attached to the keychain contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

High School Musical Manicure Kits Recalled by Fantas-Eyes Due to Risk of Lead Exposure
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:15 AM
The lettering “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” with glitter on the pouch used with the manicure kit contains excess levels of lead. Lead can be toxic if ingested by young children and cause adverse health effects.

Discount School Supply Recalls Jesus Fish Beads Due to Violation of Lead Paint

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 9:15 AM
Surface paint on the green fish can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Mad Dog Concepts Recalls Boy's Pajamas Due to Burn Hazard
Thursday, January 22, 2009 1:00 PM
This sleepwear fails to meet the federal children's sleepwear flammability standard, and poses a risk of burn injury to children.

Infantino Expands Recall of Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:30 PM
The tail-piece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Fisher-Price Recalls Simplicity's Rainforest Portable Play Yards Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards
Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:00 AM
One or more rails can collapse unexpectedly, posing a fall or entrapment hazard to young children.

Children's Sunglasses Recalled by Axiom Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:00 AM
Surface paint on the recalled sunglasses can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Please contact your representative, congressmen, and media to let them know that the recalls are not due to US manufacturers using lead or phthalates. Therefore CPSIA should not be inforced against US companies but against foreign manufacturers only.

We need to continue to be a voice and let our representatives and congressmen, who we voted into office and who works for us the people, know how we feel about this law that will be taken up again next year if not sooner.

I have a widget on the right bar, scroll down towards the bottom, where you can search for your representative, congressmen, and media to contact.

2 comments:

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I make kid's jewelry on occasion and they did NOT put a hold on that like they did with other things. Even if there's not a BIT of metal anywhere. But I noticed Walmart still has scads of the stuff. Gah!!

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