CPSIA Update: Rally, News Conference Set for April 1

By March 26, 2009Economy, Regulations

The National Association of Manufacturers is one of many cosponsors of an April 1 rally and news conference on Capitol Hill calling for reform of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, the 2008 law that has wreaked economic havoc on manufacturers, retailers, thrift stores, libraries, the motorcycle and ATV industry.  The personal economic loss has been especially felt by small craftsmen and home-based business in such areas as jewelry, children’s clothing and toymaking.

NAM President John Engler will speak. The event starts at 10 a.m.  at the Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC201 A&B, The U.S. Capitol.

For more details, go the website: http://amendthecpsia.com/

Rick Woldenberg of Learning Resources Inc., an educational toy company, has been a major mover in organizing the rally and the grassroots movement against the damages caused by the law’s overreach. (See his CPSIA website.) But it really is a broad-based effort to pressure Congress to modify the law, and some 20 groups are cosponsoring the April 1 event.

Walter Olson of the Manhattan Institute has the best single-site coverage of the law’s depredations at his blog, Overlawyered.com under the CPSIA tag. We have also kept up the coverage at Shopfloor.org with the category CPSIA Updates.

 

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