Saturday, January 31, 2009

Breaking news!

Two big announcements on the legal front regarding my last post. The handmade toy and kid's stuff community has gotten some good news. The Commission voted for a "Stay of Enforcement of Certain Testing and Certification Requirements of CPSIA" — which means that they are proposing a 1 year suspension of the burden of lead testing and certification while they take more time to review the rules and plan enforcement.

Press Release

And the FDA Globalization Act is now in discussion with new draft language that has changed drastically for the better. In this current draft of the proposed legislation, testing and registration for micro businesses will be voluntary and not require fees. Which is a huge relief to all of us in the indie beauty business. It's all still in development and they are still working on it, but all the petitions, letters and lobbying by everyone really seemed to work. We have become visible as a small cog in the business and industry world at least, where before we were invisible and unknown. So that's encouraging.

Happy Super Bowl weekend!