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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.

Top German toymaker drops US market over lead-testing Act

Citing the increased cost of doing business under the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, top German wooden toy maker Selecta Spielzeug has ended distribution of its playthings in the United States.German toys often have high educational value.

Urgent congressional hearing demanded about lead-testing law

Americans' opposition to the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is growing fast, with a class-action law suit pending, and lawmakers asking for an urgent hearing in last-ditch attempts to save millions of microbusinesses from bankruptcy.

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.

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