Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Save Handmade!

Save Handmade Toys


There have been many issues with large corporate owned toy manufacturers, who produce in China and recently, lawmakers have been trying to protect consumers from unsafe toys.

Laws are in effect now that are meant to curb the production of unsafe toys that put regulations and mandatory testing on all toys that will be sold in the U.S. While this is great for large corporations, who produce in China and other countries, and can afford the expensive testing of their products, these regulations also pertain to ANY toy manufacturers. So, if you have seen little wooden trains at your farmer's market, or you know of someone who sews dolls for kids to earn extra income- this affects them too.

Please read this blog and sign the petition. Let's not let corporations get the upper hand and allow small businesses to die out!

http://www.treehuggingfamily.com/help-save-handmade-toys-in-the-usa-sign-the-online-petition/


And while you're at it- Look up stuff at www.Etsy.com

1 comment:

Andy al-muquds said...

You got my signature.
They need to continue to do news stories on the toxic crap we are getting back from China. Everything from dog food to toys. How is that not a threat to US security?
When they did the stories on lead paint they also did a story on how US toymakers were getting huge demands for their products.