Thursday, January 8, 2009

WAHM Cloth Diapers = Endangered Species

This issue has not come up yet on this blog, so I thought I would post about it today. Hopefully you have heard this already, but in case you have not, please pay attention!
Save Handmade Toys
Recent legislation (the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act or CPSIA) is about to put us all out of business. The legislation requires all products for children under 12 to undergo rigorous and expensive third-party testing before it can be sold in the US. Diapers are obviously a children's product, and Etsy's business license is in the US, so this means us. As of February 10, 2009, every one of us will have to stop selling cloth diapers unless we can get this legislation changed. Any and all second-hand sales will also be illegal (no more recycled longies, no more selling your stash!)

As both a seller and a buyer of cloth diapers, I have written to my senators and representatives asking them to work for change in this legislation. I beg you to do the same.

For more information you can refer to my posts about the CPSIA on my personal blog--they include additional information about the reprecussions of this legislation, petitions you can sign, direct links for how to easily contact your congressmen and women, and even sample letters to help you get started.

This cannot be ignored.
This cannot be set aside for later.
We must act if we want to protect our right to buy, sell, and use WAHM-made cloth diapers!

1 comment:

  1. what about in Canada? I am reading that it will stop in the US, but are they saying anything for Canadian sellers of cloth diapers?


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