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400,000+ Baby Einstein toys recalled after 61 injuries reported

The company that sells Baby Einstein, a popular brand of children's products, has initiated a recall on one of its toys. The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper has been recalled after dozens of children have been injured.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Death knell for garment industry from Jan 10 CPSIA lead-test law

The Children's Wear Coalition warns that tomorrow's February 10 deadline to comply with the new lead-testing law is going to cost 5,000 lost jobs in New York City alone. Is the CPSIA lead-test law the final death-knell for the ailing US garment industry?

US spells out strict new lead-content law for child products

Starting on February 10, 2009, products for children 12 and under cannot have more than 600 parts per million of lead or 0.1% of phtalates in any child-accessible part. These are the key rules of the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Senators urged to support relief bill for CPSIA lead-test law

After millions of local homecrafters and handmade toy manufacturers were granted a one-year stay from the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act on January 30, a new relief Bill is now heading for the Senate to save US handcrafters from bankruptcy.

Homecrafters head for Capitol Hill to object to lead-testing law

Homecrafters and handmade toy manufacturers are heading for Capitol Hill on January 14 to attend the Open Forum of the House Small Business Committee this Wednesday, and object to the new Consumer Product Safety Act for lead-tests of all child-products.

Millions of homecrafters face bankruptcy after Feb 10

The Feb 10 2009 deadline for millions of American homecrafters requiring expensive testing of their products, is approaching fast. Child-products without certificates proving they have no lead content, will have to be scrapped; export products included.

Child product safety law turns US homecrafters into criminals

A Quincy, Massachusetts woman who runs a micro-business from her home, warns that a new US law requiring costly testing for lead in children's products and toys ' is going to turn millions of home-crafters into criminals'.

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