UPDATED: RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING GUIDE FROM THE CPSC AT 1:23 AM TODAY!:
Nothing like waiting until last minute? Unbelievable!
Not sure how the rest of you feel, but this whole CPSIA stuff continues to mentally and physically DRAIN me! I spend a tremendous amount of time reading, bewildered, rereading, twittering, disseminating information, testing, retesting, and banging my head against the wall.
It has all knocked the life out of me. Some think it’s no big deal. But the reality of it is another story.
Read the latest 7 items from the CPSC from this past Thursday and Friday. Now before you get all excited and think you are off the hook, perhaps you should read some of the thoughts around the web:
(Note: Yes, I did eat the tires off my first carriage….LOL!)
Honestly, I don’t have a game plan yet. I rented an XRF gun to lead test my boys’ clothing line and everything else in my sewing studio (over $400/day). All fabrics, elastics and trims passed. Problems occurred with some snaps and zipper heads (thankfully I have lead-free substitutes). Not sure if the reflection of the silver on these items gave me false-positive results. So what I’ll need to do now is have these items in question re-tested by a professional (more $$$).
But the good news is I can continue to sell for the next year. Yet, unless the CPSC decides to allow component testing next year, my business won’t be able to survive the high cost of third-party lab testing. Kathleen of Fashion-Incubator sums up how I feel.