treated as purchased/sold items (even though they are given away) and will
be subject to the requirments of the ACT.
Any one got a better take on it feel free to enlighten me, I would love to
be wrong here.
Just an update on my efforts to find out sometilng about this. So far no
information just redtape and double talk, Have talked to several other toy
makers and they are all in shock. Mitch McConnell's office is still not
talking to me, guess I am not big enough.
The doc contains a fax and snail mail address also.
I'll send one comment to each.
Just sent mine. I've dealt with 3rd party inspection for a number of years.
What a costly joke it is.
Here is the latest:
Until Dec 21 2008 you must have certificate showing that none of the
products contain lead (MSDS for paint) or the product must be a natural
untreated material that does not contain lead. All products must be labeled
with the date of Manufacture.
After December 21 2008 all painted products must have 3rd party
certification for lead content
After Feb 10 2008 all products must have 3rd party certification to be sold.
So basicaly anything made before December 21st 2008 is good if you don't use
lead ln the product.
Clear finishes are not considered paint at this time. Stains are not
considered paint at this time.
Get your letters and e-mails in to let them know how foolish this is.
approval from the Dept. of Homeland Security on the Danish finish and the
wax compounds used by the Beall system. And the DEA will need to check your
bowls to see that there are no illegal drugs in them. And, I almost forgot,
a mandatory body cavity search if you cross the border. ;)
On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 17:43:00 +0000, Curran Copeland wrote
How does the law stand on small volume production clearly labelled
"Made by Craftsmen. Does not comply with statute..blah... " ? or something
more cleverly worded.
Is there provision for this?
I was wondering if there was some sort of loophole such as re-classifying
certain items as "furniture" rather than toys in the short-term. Obviously it
would be difficult to justify small stuff, but maybe rocking horse type
gizmos or anything a kid _could_ sit on.. ?
Just thinking aloud, but desperate times / desperate measures...
Meanwhile, good luck with the campaign, everybody.
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