We still have work to do…

by Kym on January 31, 2009

My fabric group has been a source of information, comfort and of course fabrics! One of the women wrote this in response to the push back of the date… (I have her permission to quote her,) “WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO… We have to lobby for component testing. So that we don’t face lead testing ourselves but that we can continue to use the manufacturer’ s testing as our own. We also need to lobby for the exclusion of cotton fabrics entirely from this requirement. A week from yesterday, the committee heard testimony from an expert in the history of fabric. This professor from the University of NC, also has a unique hobby of collecting recipes for dyes. The committee heard that lead has not been used in dye since colonial times. This witness explained how centuries ago textile manufactures and homemaker’s knew lead in the dye caused the colors to fade too quickly. It is imperative we use this YEAR to battle on for our cause. We can not become voiceless again because we only have a year until the law is effective as it is written. Amendments must be made or we will be right back where we were yesterday… up the creek without a paddle.LOLUntil then sing it with me…. HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!”
On another site, ReformCPSIA.org, they gave this link http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=JimsJournal.Detail&Blog_ID=295d58b2-b6fe-c446-1432-24b6199424ed to Senator Jim DeMint’s website and the legislation he is proposing. It is good that some of the officials are finally aware of the ramifications of the law!
It will be interesting to follow this in the days, ahead. Please continue to contact anyone and everyone you can think of to get this law changed so that people can comply with it in a reasonable way!
I am off my soapbox, now, and heading to the grocery store!

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