Monday, January 26, 2009

Countdown to the Great Blog-In

In my last post, some of you saw the CPSIA noted. And from what I've gathered through messages and speaking with people, a lot of people don't know what this is or who it effects.

In order to help people become more aware of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, we are organising a Blog-In for Wednesday, 28 January. These new laws which come into effect on February 10, 2009 are set to have a major impact on what American consumers can and cannot buy for their children.

Unfortunately we're not just talking about potentially dangerous products or the controversial violent video games. We're talking about things like the amazing handknit hat I bought for my son this winter. Or the simply gorgeous Matryoshka dolls I bought when my friend had her baby. I for one would be deeply saddened to see such items disappear.

But it doesn't stop there. We're also talking about things like library books and school supplies. Surprised?

For those of you who blog and who are concerned, we'd love to have you join us. If you have an Etsy shop, please see this thread. If you don't have an Etsy shop but are still interested in participating, please feel free to leave me a comment with your email and I will get back to you.

For more information on the CPSIA, you can look here (you may need a stiff drink first though).

9 comments:

SoBella Creations said...

I will be joining the Blog In!

Bon said...

i'd heard about this and was pretty surprised...not that i don't wish to make sure stuff is safe, but in a sense this seems designed to end up with everyone buying Walmart.

myminimocs said...

thanks Gretchen to you and Holly for getting this together we've got a great list going!

LilyHaven said...

I will also be joining the blog in. What a great idea, and thank you for coordinating this.

Kala said...

Good luck!

SoBella Creations said...

I made a blog post about the upcoming blog in. I'm sending people over to your blog for more details.

MomItForward said...

I'm still confused by it all. Number one how the heck will they police it? My hubby keeps hearing the 'chatter' and going?? No way.. it won't happen like that.. I'm watching it all.. let me know if there's a place to sign a petition etc..?
Also sending a DM for some twitter favor...? Thanks!

Carissa

How the heck are you!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am interested...and sad because i have so much etsy love that i would just be so sad....

i already wrote my congressman and senator. let me know...i'm linked up with email via blogger!

Jennylou's Projects said...

I've blogged about it on my blog.